Bigamous Marriage in Louisiana

According to the May 28, 2012 issue of “US” magazine, Reese Witherspoon’s mother has sued Reese’s father for bigamy. The article reports that 70 year old John Witherspoon married 60 year old Tricianne Taylor in January without divorcing Mrs. Witherspoon first. Can Mrs. Witherspoon sue her husband on the grounds that he has committed bigamy?

In Louisiana, the answer is “yes”. In our state, Mr. Witherspoon’s marriage to Tricianne would be an absolute nullity and no lawsuit would be needed to annul it. However, any interested party, such as the real wife, can sue to have a bigamous marriage declared void. If you have questions about the impact of a bigamous marriage in Louisiana, please schedule a consultation.