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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Fisher v. Fisher
Citation:165 N.E. 460
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Defendant was divorced from a previous wife on grounds of adultery. This divorce rendered him ineligible from remarrying within the state of New York during his ex-wife’s lifetime.
Plaintiff and Defendant were on the high seas from New York to England where a marriage ceremony was performed. The captain asked Plaintiff if she took Defendant for her husband and Defendant if he took Plaintiff for his wife. Both agreed. The captain pronounced them man and wife. The parties then lived together.
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