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David Hodson on International Family Law: Twice Married - Double Trouble

Date:3 FEB 2012

International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

David Hodson

It is a little-known fact that one can go through more than one wedding ceremony naturally of course with the same person otherwise it would be bigamy! The parties openly admit they are already married together. Some couples repeat their vows on much later anniversaries or after reconciliations. It is not the marriage. A person can be married only once. Second ceremonies are only ceremonies.

But with international families there is an increasing trend for a variety of reasons to have more than one ceremony often in different countries. Sometimes it is in the home country after the so-called Wedding in Paradise invariably on a beach in a hot climate. Sometimes it is a ceremony in a church or other religious venue important to...

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