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CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
NULLITY, DISSOLUTION, AND LEGAL SEPARATION
Family Code Section 2201
(a) A subsequent marriage contracted by a person during the life of his
or her former spouse, with a person other than the former spouse, is illegal
and void, unless:
(1) The former marriage has been dissolved or adjudged a nullity before
the date of the subsequent marriage.
(2) The former spouse (A) is absent, and not known to the person to be
living for the period of five successive years immediately preceding the
subsequent marriage, or (B) is generally reputed or believed by the person
to be dead at the time the subsequent marriage was contracted.
(b) In either of the cases described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a),
the subsequent marriage is valid until its nullity is adjudged pursuant
to subdivision (b) of Section 2210.