What type action can be taken after finding out about a fraudulent divorce that happened years 25 ago?

At the time of the divorce my father was living in Anchorage, Alaska and my mother living in Philadelphia, Pa. Apparently he had someone to sign the divorce papers agreeing that she did not want to receive anything. Through all of these years he continued to come to Phila and stay with my mom. She just found out Dec 2008 that they were no longer married. Is there anything she can legally do?

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    3 Responses to “What type action can be taken after finding out about a fraudulent divorce that happened years 25 ago?”

    1. Master of My Own Remote Control! Says:

      She absolutely needs to consult with an attorney, and straight away! If you have any problems finding one, call your State’s Local Bar Association for a referral. If he remarried it could possibly be considered bigamy, but I would not be surprised if a prosecutor does not get involved, as it sounds forgery was also involved.

      To few details given here, and I would keep it that way (including discussing this with anyone). Find an attorney!!!

      Good luck to you all!

    2. LovesTheConstitution Says:

      Of course, there is something she can do.

      She can consult her attorney. We cannot have all of the facts that the attorney will collect before advising her. Is it unlikely that any of us will be familiar with the divorce laws in Pennsylvania in 1983.

      Your mother needs an attorney.

    3. gary c Says:

      Well if she did not sign the papers then she is not divorced. Does she know she was divorced?