We’ve all heard or read about a case of bigamy where a woman or man gets married while they are still married to someone else, but a New York woman has really pushed the limit. 38-year old Liana Barrientos from New York City has been accused of offering false instrument after having obtained 10 different marriage certificates with 10 different men without having filed for even a single divorce. Reportedly, her marriage spree continued between 1999 and 2010.
Allegedly, Barrientos obtained each of her marriage certificates from a different town each time to reduce the chances of getting caught. Her very first marriage is said to have been filed in Eastchester in 1999 and her last marriage certificate was issued in March of 2010 in the Bronx.
She was called before a court in November of 2014. Barrientos faces felony charges and must defend herself in court on 10th April 2015 against a criminal complaint that has been filed against her. She may have to visit USAttorneys.com for obvious reasons. Moreover, what happened to the previous husbands?
Jackie Johnson quick to move on after divorce
Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Johnson, the weather girl of KCBS-TV, recently dissolved her marriage with her former husband and NFL star John Kidd. Johnson has also appeared in a fair share of films including her latest role as herself in the movie Battleship, where she stars alongside the likes of celebrities such as Rihanna and Liam Neeson. Johnson and Kidd married in 2011 but were legally separated as on November 4th, 2010 after 4 years of marriage. Her divorce attorney had cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce. The couple do not have any children.
The weather reporter has sparked serious speculation and gossip after she was seen in a Malibu restaurant with the Dave Grohl. Grohl is a rockstar and the lead vocalist of the rock band ‘Foo Fighters’.
Laws revolving beneficiary designations post-divorce
As one can imagine it is common practice for a married couple to have named each other in their beneficiary designations. Normally, in the case of death of one of the spouses they would want their significant other to receive benefits, but this might not be the sentiments of a divorced couple.
Therefore, according to divorce attorneys it is critical after a divorce for both parties involved to update important documents to reflect their newly found martial statuses. This is especially important on beneficiary documents. If you fail to update your beneficiary documents and happen to die, your assets will be transferred to your former partner even if you are divorced. That could be upsetting to the newest spouse.
Keep up on the paper work
You must make sure to update these documents as soon as legally possible to reflect your intentions in the case of your death and designate other beneficiaries. You need to keep in mind that these documents can only be changed partially while you are still married (you can only partially disinherit your spouse). The documents cannot be changed at all during a divorce and can be changed fully as soon as the divorce is finalized. You can completely disinherit your spouse from receiving any benefits in the event of your death.
You can also visit www.zolotlaw.com for answers to your legal questions about any family law matter in the state of New York.