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When a 13-year marriage goes bad, you’re unemployed and have no income but your temporary spousal support, it probably is not a good idea to head to Las Vegas to try again. That didn’t prevent Rebekah Campbell from taking a second fling at matrimony. As the California 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose noted, she was “struggling with sobriety” and “going through a lot.” Rebekah got remarried in Vegas to someone new. Because she had remarried, her first husband, Eric, quickly petitioned to have his $3,500 monthly support payments stopped, as California’s Family Code allows. One big problem for them both: The divorce was not final. That made Rebekah a bigamist, the court noted, but in the eyes of the law a bigamous marriage is void, so technically, Rebekah never “remarried.” It’s no good arguing this was like an annulment, which only “erases” an otherwise legal marriage, Judge Eugene Premo wrote for the court. Rebekah didn’t legally remarry because the Campbells were still married to each other, he wrote, so Eric keeps paying. Fire hazard An arson trial was interrupted when sparks from an electrical fire showered the judge and his clerk while a fire chief was testifying. “It was ironic,” said Jeff Franklin, the clerk. Despite the problem, the trial continued in Oakland County, Mich., Circuit Judge Daniel O’Brien’s courtroom, and a jury found a teenager responsible for setting fire to a home. No one was hurt, and maintenance crews fixed the problem overnight. -Associated Press

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