Do I Need a Divorce to Get Remarried if I've Been Separated for 20 Years?
No, a marriage to another while still married isn’t valid. It is possible for a person to be charged with bigamy if they are in fact married to two or more people at the same time. An annulment is legal decree that states that a marriage was never valid. The legal effect of an annulment is to void the marriage as though it never existed. Generally, the length of time married is not a determining factor to request an annulment. An annulment may be a more complex case than a divorce.