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And ‘Til Death Do Us Part


A couple from the City of Lexington in the state of Kentucky in the USA have remarried each other following 50 years of divorce.

The couple who have five children together first married on Christmas Eve in 1955. Following their divorce they each re-married but sadly their spouses both died in 2015.

Both attended a family reunion last year and shortly after were discussing the prospect of marriage for the second time to each other, both parties’ third marriage. The husband says “We decided we wanted to walk the last mile together.”

For a couple with so much history and no doubt many memories together, it is a loving idea for them to put aside whatever differences may have separated them many years ago to focus on their final years together for companionship. The Husband conceded that his work had kept him away from the home and away from his family which lead to their initial separation. As both are now retired, it seems there is no reason to be apart any longer.

The ceremony was performed on 14 April 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky and the ceremony was performed by their grandson at the local Baptist Church.

There are no legal barriers to persons re marrying each other, just as persons can marry other people following a divorce Order being made. In this case, following the death of their respective spouses, they are each able to freely marry.

One thing to ensure is that their wills are updated to reflect their new marital status and there is a proper record of their testamentary intentions in particular with blended families. It is not known whether the husband and wife had further children from their second marriages or if they may consider bequeathing any assets to any step children.

This story is a nice reminder to us all of the companionship through marriage and through your last years, as well as a reminder of the importance of family to everyone.

If you require specific family law advice, please contact a team member.

Image Credit – Vasilis Ververdis © 123RF.com

Written by Natasha Heathcote on July 23, 2018

Natasha has a strong passion for family law, and believes that the law can be used to achieve positive resolutions for her clients. When working with clients, Natasha shows compassion and first seeks to understand what is important to her clients, then looks for legal solutions that will best suit them. View Natasha's profile


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