2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 97 - CRIMES
Chapter 29 - Crimes Against Public Morals and Decency.
97-29-15 - Bigamy; exceptions.
§ 97-29-15. Bigamy; exceptions.
Section 97-29-13 shall not extend to any person whose husband or wife shall have been absent for seven successive years, without being known to such person, within the time, to be living; nor to any person whose husband or wife shall have absented himself or herself from his or her husband or wife, and remained without the United States continually for seven years; nor to any person, by reason of any former marriage which shall have been dissolved by the decree of a competent court, unless the said decree provide that such person shall not be at liberty to marry again; nor to any person, by reason of any former marriage which shall have been pronounced void by the sentence or decree, of a competent court, for the nullity of the marriage contract; nor to any person by reason of any former marriage, contracted by such person within the age of legal consent, and which shall have been annulled by the decree of a competent court.
Sources: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 64, art. 12, Title 7(2); 1857, ch. 64, art. 29; 1871, § 2506; 1880, § 2722; 1892, § 976; 1906, § 1052; Hemingway's 1917, § 780; 1930, § 796; 1942, § 2020.
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