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My husband is a bigamist

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My husband is a bigamist. He married me abroad while he was previously married to another woman but not officially divorced to her(My own country will declare my marriage as illegal on the grounds of bigamy) Later he sponsored me to canada as a spouse but never declared about his previous marriage to canadian authority. What grounds do I have for divorce in Canada

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Stuart Zukerman
5 years ago

Your current marriage is void or voidable at law because he had no status to marry you in the first instance. You can therefore apply for an Annulment given that the marriage was illegal in the first instance. If you want or prefer a divorce, you can seek one on the grounds of having lived separate and apart for 1 year immediately preceding the granting of the divorce order (this process can be started and even completed while the two of you continue to reside under the same roof for economic reasons provided that you are not having physical intimacy together and generally are living separate lives (not cooking, cleaning, doing laundry for each other etc).

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