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My wife deserted home over 4years now,and I don’t want to continued with the marriage. I was issued only church certificate without registry. Can I go and marry another person

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Good morning,

Thank you for your query.

You have stated that you got married in church – please note that most churches can conduct legal ceremonies like the registry so you first need to confirm if your church is a licensed centre of worship to conduct weddings. If it is, then your marriage is a statutory marriage and you can only get married to someone else after you have divorced your current wife.

Please note that if your wife deserted you for 4 years you are eligible to file for divorce on that basis.

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