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Court Says Hmong Couple Had Putative Marriage, for Purposes of Divorce

“[O]ur decision in this case should not be read to indicate that all marriages performed according to Hmong cultural traditions, or the traditions of other cultures, are per se valid in Wisconsin,” Judge Stark wrote. “Rather, each purported marriage must be analyzed on its own facts to determine whether it qualifies as a putative marriage…”  The full article can be found here: http://www.wisbar.org/NewsPublications/Pages/General-Article.aspx?ArticleID=25945