I have a cousin, who I will call Stacy, she married her 1st cousin, who I will call Dave. Now Dave and Stacy started seeing each other when they were younger and Stacy got pregnant around the age of 19. Dave's mother, Stacy's aunt pushed them into getting married. They did and had 2 beautiful healthy children. Well many years had gone by and someone mentioned to Stacy one day that you can not marry your cousin in the state of Kentucky which is where they were married and lived. She decided to do some checking on that and sure enough, their marriage is void. Well Dave was upset because she found out this info. and things had already been rocky in the marriage. Dave moved out back in October and was gone for about a month with no contact to her or the children. She packed up her's and the kid's belongings and went to stay with family in Colorado. Dave has now sent her divorce papers, which she has no intention of signing, because they are not in agreement on custody issues, or where she will live with the children. She is planning on staying in Colorado. She's thinking that because their marriage is void there is no reason to file for divorce, however his mother is pushing for this because the past 8 years they have filed married filing jointly on their taxes. She is not sure what to do because she is afraid they may come after her for tax evasion. Although she did not know their marriage was void until recently. So if anyone has any advice on this please post or pm me. I advised her to contact a lawyer and see what they say, however she is not working and doesn't have much money.