December 6, 2023
He or She Married

Was He or She Married Before?

In this day and age, you can never be too certain you really know anyone – even those who are closest to you. Once upon a time, it was common to forge relationships early in life, and maintain those relationships for many, many years. You knew a person’s history, as well as all their family and friends.  However, times have certainly changed.

People are now more nomadic in nature, pulling up roots to follow work. Modern society no longer offers the safety and familiarity of close community ties.

Technology has created a global community, allowing us to meet people from all walks of life, all over the world. We find ourselves forging relationships with people whose faces we have never seen, whose family and friends we have never met.

This lack of personal history with those we are close to provides the opportunity for deceit. No longer are we certain of a loved one’s past.

What secrets are in your significant other’s past?
When you become romantically involved with someone, it becomes even more crucial to understand that person’s history.  Not only could the success of the relationship depend upon it, but you might be in for some shocking surprises. Imagine suddenly meeting someone and learning they had once been married to your boyfriend or girlfriend. Imagine an ex-spouse sending court documents to your house demanding alimony or child support. Without understanding a person’s past, your own safety could even be at risk. Somehow, his or her deepest, darkest secrets must be brought to light.

Why your lover lies about the past
Reasons for being less than open about former relationships can vary from innocent to sinister. Perhaps your loved one is uncomfortable talking about someone who shared his or her life before you, or maybe they went through an emotional breakup and are still healing old wounds. Or perhaps they are afraid you will think them a failure for not being able to save the relationship.

Darker reasons for hiding a past relationship
especially a marriage – can include abuse, drug or alcohol addiction, criminal acts they committed, or infidelity.

Unveiling the truth about his or her past – legally and easily
If you have not been given solid answers about your loved one’s past, you may find yourself trying to unveil the skeletons in the closet. Luckily, most of the information you need to conduct your own background check is a matter of public record and easy to access.

Before you begin, you need to be somewhat of a sleuth. You need to know where your significant other was raised, went to college, worked, and lived. With any luck, your search will only need to encompass one or two cities or towns.

If you want to find out whether your loved one has been married before, the County Recorder’s office maintains a record of all marriage certificates issued in that county. A search of the Sheriff’s website or of the local courthouse will reveal divorce records, restraining orders that may have been issued, and any existing warrants of arrest.

Laws vary from state to state on just how much of a record can be publicized, and in what manner the records may be accessed. Enlisting the assistance of an online agency that conducts background checks will streamline your search. Search Companies offer the ability to search multiple databases at one time, allowing you to quickly restore your peace of mind.

With search agencies, you have access to millions of pieces of information, from every state in the country, without ever having to leave your own home. You can access the records you need – quickly, efficiently, and very discreetly.