A divorce presupposes that the marriage terminated by the divorce was a valid one.
Thus, proof of the divorce constitutes evidence of the validity of the surviving divorced
mother's/father's marriage to the NH, and also constitutes proof of marriage. However,
proof of the validity of the marriage is required when:
Development is necessary to establish the validity of the claimant's divorce from
the NH; or
Information in file, in the divorce decree, etc., raises a reasonable doubt of the
validity of the marriage.
Follow GN 00305.005, if necessary, to question the validity of the surviving divorced mother's/father's
marriage to the NH.