An Example of Bigamy

In June of 2021, it was reported that a man in Jacksonville was facing bigamy charges after it was revealed that he had married two different women in the past. In his defense, the man stated that his first marriage was at a casino when he was heavily intoxicated. He was under the impression that the casino marriage was not legally binding, and he described it as a “tourist novelty.” 


Unfortunately, the marriage was in fact legal. When he married another woman in 2020, he technically committed bigamy. His first wife actually tried to get a divorce multiple times, but she could not locate him. This meant that she could not serve him with the divorce papers. In addition, his second wife found out about his previous marriage and called the police, reporting this to the authorities. The man was then arrested and charged with bigamy.

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