TN 17 (03-95)

RS 00202.075 Validity of Divorce or Marriage - Divorced Spouse

A. Policy

1. Divorce

  1. Generally, the validity of a divorce need not be questioned.

  2. Proof of divorce may be needed. See GN 00305.140A.1. for when proof of divorce is required.

2. Marriage

  1. A divorce presupposes that the marriage terminated by that divorce was a valid one. Thus, proof of divorce also usually constitutes evidence of the validity of the divorced spouse's marriage to the NH.

  2. Proof of validity of the marriage is required when:

    • Development is necessary to establish the validity of the claimant's divorce from the NH; or

    • Information raises a reasonable doubt of the validity of the marriage.

B. References

Validity of Divorce, GN 00305.170

Validity of Marriage, GN 00305.005


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RS 00202.075 - Validity of Divorce or Marriage - Divorced Spouse - 07/21/2015
Batch run: 07/21/2015
Rev:07/21/2015