My question involves a marriage in the state of: Alabama
Two Japanese nationals got married in Alabama and were living there for 8 years. They never notified Japanese authorities (embassy in the US and family register in Japan) about their marriage. One day a wife left for Japan saying that she was tired of the US. She also said she would handle the divorce paperwork. In fact she never did it. Then she met another Japanese guy and registered her new marriage in Japan where authorities didn't know anything about her first marriage in the USA. Her Japanese family register records were clean and she didn't tell authorities (and her second "husband") that she were still legally married and not divorced in the USA. Her first and the only legal husband came back to Japan and decided to divorced her officially. She said she can't do that since she is currently married to another man. She refused to cooperate and she says her first marriage was in the US, not in Japan. In Japan it never happened, in her opinion. Her current marraige that was registered in Japan she sees as the only legal one in Japan. I know she is crazy and childish. I also know that she committed a crime of bigamy under the Japanese criminal law. My question is: can they divorce in the USA now? Currently they have no residency in the USA but can they make it somewhere quickly? My answer is NO but I want to know second opinions. Thank you.