Can a man marry his widow's sister?

If a man has a widow then he must be dead, so there isn't really too much of a legal issue. However, you could argue that it is possible for a man to marry his widow's sister. Imagine a man marrying a woman, separating from her, and then re-marrying his first wife's sister.
A.

Are you still legally married if your spouse dies?

So, legally you are no longer married and are free to remarry but there may still be issue in regards to any assets especially if your partner died intestate. Legally you will still be the next of kin as there has been no divorce or financial order extinguishing that right.
  • What is my filing status if my spouse dies?

    The year of death is the last year for which you can file jointly with your deceased spouse. You may be eligible to use Qualifying Widow(er) with dependent child as your filing status for 2 years following the year your spouse died.
  • Can you file income tax for a deceased person?

    All income up to the date of death must be reported and all credits and deductions to which the decedent is entitled may be claimed. If the decedent is due a refund of any individual income tax (Form 1040), you may claim that refund using IRS Form 1310, Statement of a Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer.
  • Can you claim a dead person on your taxes?

    You can claim a person as an exemption only if he was not required to file a tax return, which means he must not have earned more than $3,800 during the tax year. Under no circumstances can you claim the dependent of another taxpayer.
B.

Are widows considered married?

After the two-year period has ended, you may no longer file as Qualifying Widow or Widower. If you remarry at this point, you can then file as Married Filing Jointly or as Married Filing Separately. If you do not remarry in the third year after your spouse's death, you are considered single.
  • How much of my Social Security benefits are taxable?

    Depending on your income and filing status, up to 85% of your Social Security benefit can be taxable: If you're married and file a joint tax return, then a combined income between $32,000 and $44,000 puts you in the 50% taxable range, and income over $44,000 means that up to 85% of your benefits are taxable.
  • Can a surviving spouse file a joint return?

    The executor usually files a joint return, but the surviving spouse can file it if no executor or administrator has been appointed. (For the two years following a spouse's death, the surviving spouse can file as a qualifying widow or widower.
  • Are you still married if your spouse dies?

    So, legally you are no longer married and are free to remarry but there may still be issue in regards to any assets especially if your partner died intestate. Legally you will still be the next of kin as there has been no divorce or financial order extinguishing that right.
C.

What does it mean to be in a widowed relationship?

Widowed. Widowed is the saddest of all the Facebook relationship status options. Widowed can only pretty much have two meanings: 2) I am so angry at my husband, I will be widowed by tomorrow.
  • Is a divorced person considered single?

    Yes, from language perspective, a person is generally considered "single" in any of the following situations: never married. widowed. divorced.
  • Can widowed be used for a man?

    If your grandmother has died, you can call your grandfather a widower, or a man whose wife is no longer living. When a man loses his wife, he becomes a widower. The equivalent name for a woman whose husband dies is a widow. In many cases, a man is only referred to as a widower if he has not remarried.
  • What is the status of a family?

    Under section 2 of the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance ("FSDO"), family status means the status of a person who has the responsibility for the care of an immediate family member. An immediate family member is a person who is related by blood, marriage, adoption or affinity.

Updated: 17th October 2019

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