My husband wants to dissolve our marriage legally to take a second wife
A' Salaamu Alaikum. I am a new American convert. I have been Muslim about 10 months Alhomdulilah, and my husband has been Muslim for about 11 months. He wishes to dissolve our state recognized marriage, so that if he chooses to take a second wife he will not be prosecuted for bigomy. After much arguing I finally came to terms with this on the condition that we write a very detailed marriage contract, one that is fair to both of us. However there are other legal ramifications I didn't previously consider, such as hospitalozations, Social Security later in life, and other things that the state will make an issue over without a "legal" marriage. He is still insistent. I am having difficulty anyway, as when we were married ten years ago, we both said our vows with the promise we would be monogamous. I'm at a loss for what to do, and almost wonder if he doesn't just want out of the marriage completely. We have three children. Please advise.
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