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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Williams v. North Carolina (II)
Citation:325 U.S. 226
Petitioner Williams was married in North Carolina in 1916. Petitioner Hendrix was married in North Carolina in 1920. In 1940, petitioners went to Las Vegas, Nevada to divorce their spouses. Months later, petitioners married in Nevada and returned to North Carolina. Petitioners were convicted of bigamous cohabitation because their Nevada divorces and Nevada marriage was not recognized by the North Carolina Courts. On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, North Carolina found the parties did not establish a bona fide domicil in Nevada and invalidated the Nevada divorces and marriage.
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