Understanding and Litigating Bigamy – Cultural Divorce Part IX, is the Ninth Of Abbas Hadjian’s CULTURALLY SPEAKING Series Published In The Daily Journal.
In California, bigamy results from fraud or mistake. It is fraudulent if the existing marriage is undisclosed. It could also be the product of an innocent mistake: believing that the first spouse is dead or rushing into a second marriage with the impression that the first has legally ended. This is not the case in a cultural setting. Worldwide, bigamy is a response to surviving and obtaining the necessities of life. For men, it is allowed for cause if they can financially afford it. It is a different story for women: Bigamy is a forced and resentful joining or staying in a shared marriage where living as a single unmarried woman is unsafe or impossible.
Hadjian, Abbas. (2023, July 17). Cultural Divorce, Part IX: Understanding and Litigating Bigamy. The Daily Journal. https://www.dailyjournal.com/articles/373839-cultural-divorce-part-ix-understanding-and-litigating-bigamy
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