Can a step-child marry a former step-parent legally?

Full Question:

Can a adult stepchild married a stepparent, is this legal. They are in no way blood related and they are not marrried to the bio-parent anymore. Would this make the stepchild no longer related to the stepparent.
11/04/2007   |   Category: Marriage   |   State: Massachusetts   |   #11578

Answer:

The following are Massachusetts statutes:

G.L.c. 207, § 1. Marriage of man to certain
relatives.

Section 1. No man shall marry his mother, grandmother, daughter,
granddaughter, sister, stepmother, grandfather's wife, grandson's
wife, wife's mother, wife's grandmother, wife's daughter, wife's
granddaughter, brother's daughter, sister's daughter, father's sister
or mother's sister.

G.L.c. 207, § 2. Marriage of woman to certain
relatives.

Section 2. No woman shall marry her father, grandfather, son,
grandson, brother, stepfather, grandmother's husband, daughter's
husband, granddaughter's husband, husband's grandfather, husband's
son, husband's grandson, brother's son, sister's son, father's
brother or mother's brother.

G.L.c. 207, § 3. Application of secs. 1 and
2.

Section 3. The prohibition of the two preceding sections shall
continue notwithstanding the dissolution, by death or divorce, of the
marriage by which the affinity was created, unless the divorce was
granted because such marriage was originally unlawful or void.

G.L.c. 207, § 8. Marriages void without judgment.

Section 8. A marriage solemnized within the commonwealth which
is prohibited by reason of consanguinity or affinity between the
parties, or of either of them having a former wife or husband living,
shall be void without a judgment of divorce or other legal process.

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