Lynn France discovered through Facebook that her husband had remarried another woman. Lynn typed into the search box on Facebook the name of the woman with whom she believed her husband was having an affair with and found wedding photos of him and his new bride. The wedding photos of the Walt Disney World wedding showed the husband dressed as Prince Charming, and his new wife dressed as Sleeping Beauty.
Lynn’s husband, John France does not deny that he remarried, but instead he claimed that his marriage to Lynn was never valid. His attorney is asking the family law court to declare that his marriage was void since its inception.
Under Florida law, a marriage that is “void” means that it never existed, and a man and woman are treated as if they were never married. The only valid grounds for a void marriage in Florida are as follows.
• Florida Statute 741.21- Incestuous Marriages Prohibited. No man or woman shall marry to anyone that is related by lineal consanguinity, or their brother/sister, uncle/aunt, or nephew/niece.
• Florida Statute 741.211- Common Law Marriages Void. No common law marriage entered into after January 1, 1968 is valid.
• Florida Statute 741.212- Sam Sex Marriages. Any marriages between persons of the same sex will not be recognized.
For more information on this topic, see On Facebook, Wife Learns of Husband’s 2nd Wedding.