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Can a party to a bigamous marriage claim financial relief within proceedings for a decree of nullity in relation to that marriage?

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Published on LexisPSL on 25/04/2017

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  • Can a party to a bigamous marriage claim financial relief within proceedings for a decree of nullity in relation to that marriage?

Can a party to a bigamous marriage claim financial relief within proceedings for a decree of nullity in relation to that marriage?

Bigamy is forbidden by both civil and criminal law. A marriage will be declared null and void where a spouse was, at the time of the marriage, a party to a prior valid and subsisting marriage to another person. See Practice Notes:

  1. Void and voidable marriages

  2. The grounds on which a marriage is void

However, a party to a bigamous marriage is not precluded from claiming financial relief within

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