Is it illegal for me to marry someone for the sole purpose of getting them on my health insurance?
Question Details: I have been with the same man for 26 years. we were legally married for 23 years. We choose to get divorced but stay together. We have lived together this entire 26 years. Since the divorce finalized last year we have acquired our own independent banking accounts, etc. but as I said we still reside together and live as best friends. He has recently retired and found that the insurance he has obtained through the state is not going to cover any of his needs. Would it be illegal for me to re-marry him for the purpose of getting him on my health insurance through my employer?
It is not a legal issue and will not affect the validity of your marriage so long as you both understand that is what you are doing (ie. there is no "fraud" or deception going on between the two of you, since fraud as to why you are marrying can provide grounds to void a marriage). As long as both people understand and agree with why they are marrying and are legally eligible to get married (e.g. of sound mine; not currently married to anyone else; of an age to get married; etc.), the law does not care what your motivation is.
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