If a person's spouse goes missing and is presumed dead, how long do they have to wait to remarry?
Jane's husband, John, goes missing. The police search and his pic is on TV but he isn't found. When can she legally remarry? What happens if she marries Dave, then John shows up ten years later? Who is she married to then?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
when he is legally declared dead the person is a widow and can remarry.
- ObamavengerLv 71 decade ago
She may think John is dead or she can presume that John has abandoned her and get a divorce on the grounds of desertion. Then if John shows up, being live is a non-issue.
- No More AbuseLv 71 decade ago
If some one is missing..there will be an crimnal investigation into the missing person..one should be focus on finding the person not worrying about getting remarried..
- WRGLv 71 decade ago
Varies state to state. In some states a court ruling that the person is dead would be required.
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- DanielLv 41 decade ago
Sounds like an episode of Snapped.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Once you get the death certificate your good to go.
- 1 decade ago
Do it right away... I know John and he was a bum anyway.