When your marriage is disintegrating and you suspect divorce is looming on the horizon, it can be a big comfort to know that you and your spouse had the foresight to sign a prenuptial agreement.
Unfortunately, prenups don't hold up in divorce court 100 percent of the time.
Courts tend to be on the alert for signs that a spouse executed the agreement under duress, such as when the wedding is paid for and the whole thing might be called off if she doesn't cooperate.
Depending on where you live, if you signed your agreement at the eleventh hour and your spouse decides to contest it in divorce court, you may have a problem.
A bigamist's current marriage is essentially void without decree of divorce.
If an individual begins the initial process of divorce but fails to complete it, he or she may not legally re-marry until all divorce proceedings are finalized.
The good news is there is help available to try and your sacramental dilemma.
The ceremony lasts as little as 5 minutes and it’s free.Judges can and have thrown them out when certain aspects are in flagrant violation of the law or public policy.If you changed your mind about your agreement after you signed it, you might have voided it as well.Individuals found guilty of the offense in Virginia are guilty of a class four felony and may spend several months in prison in addition to paying fines.The penalty for bigamy is valid for any convicted bigamist regardless of circumstance.