Me and my mother have just discovered that our father had a VALID previous marriage with another woman. He was already MARRIED when he wed my mother and he lied about it. My mother didn't know she was marrying a married man.
To avoid detection, my father falsified his age in the second marriage contract making himself 3 years younger. He is unable to produce a birth certificate to prove that he is indeed the age he claims in my mother's marriage contract (second marriage)
My mother has been deceived. They have an age difference of 15 years with my mother being 15 years younger than him.
What complicated matters is that my mother has several properties to her name. The many titles of the properties state her name with only my father as a "married to". The titles are not on "Spouses" but only "Married to" wherein my mother is the primary owner and my father just gave marital consent.
I would like to ask for legal advice on how my mother can keep the properties she worked so hard for and is technically under her name. Since they were never married to begin with, to whose favor do you think the court will award the properties?
Will my father's first family have any claim to my mother's properties? since they are the valid wife and children and my mother is not. Both the first family and the second family have children.
Thank you very much for any advice or enlightenment you could give.