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IF you were previously married but are now widowed, bring with you a copy (preferably an original) of the “. Marriage here is seen as a legal contract between two people, similar to the way Non-Default states in the U. One thing to keep in mind is that here in the Philippines you cannot get a divorce. One of you was legally insane at the time of marriage. (Even then if you have been married for more than a year it is considered consensual.) There are other circumstances for Annulment and they are just as stringent.
There is not even a divorce court to hear your case. To get a legal annulment you must pass a very strict test under which you must prove such a situation as; You and your wife are closely related. For a list of them as well as some other good info..‘ with bribes to the right people.
let’s say your plan is to come to the Philippines, get to know some lovely ladies and choose the best one to be your wife. However, there are a few things to know ahead of time so your experience does not get snagged on a legal issue along the way. Take time to know your prospective Filipina fiance’. Not only get to know her as a person, but her marital status as well.
The good news is, if you come prepared you will be fine. As you will soon find out, there can be a few hurdles to cross at times.
If she is married to a home-country for another remedy so that you two can possibly marry OUTSIDE the Philippines. Technically, you may find a way via this avenue to become married and be with your bride.. But if your plans are to live as married in the Philippines.. The best person to help you navigate those waters, again, would be an Immigration Attorney in your own home-country. But Mariana’s husband abandoned her to live the single life on the other side of town, living alone.
Dwayne decides to move Mariana into his Philippines home to just live with and love her as his wife, without hassling the paperwork.
I am not an attorney nor am I in any way providing anyone with the most current legal stances in place.
The information here is for educational purposes only and any person should consult with an Immigration Attorney before making any important decisions or actions. (Even though your plans may be to make the Philippines your new home.) Even if you plan to take a few years before getting married, which is my advice by the way, one thing you will need to bring with you are your divorce papers. the final, deciding document which declares you are legally divorced if you have been previously married in your home-country.
But the annulment process passes through several hands and if not everybody is on the same page.. for whatever reason you later decide you want to divorce.. You will have to return to your home-country and file for divorce there.
Imagine meeting the woman of your dreams only to find out she is still ‘legally’ married with no ability to divorce?! this is where I tell you that life is not always fair. She will not be legally able to re-marry until the spouse passes away.
Some Filipinas are still unaware of the change in the law and under the impression they cannot re-marry due to a previous marriage to a foreigner. as long as that previous foreigner has divorced them legally in their own home-country, it now applies for them as well. If she can get a work visa or other visa to your own home-country it’s possible to live together, but if your own country recognizes her Philippine marriage as still valid (most do) then getting re-married in your own home-country would not be legally possible. let’s say Dwayne falls in love with Mariana the Filipina.
you will need to (a) Have her legally ‘Served’ with the Subpoena for Dissolution of Marriage and (b) before you can even file, you may have to re-establish your Residency in your home-country for perhaps 6 months. Let’s say ‘Joe’ arrives in the year 2000 and marries ‘Grace’, the Filipina.
Two years later, Joe goes back home and gets a legal divorce on Grace. So, Joe returns to the Philippines to find that the Filipino courts still consider her married to him.. He marries a second Filipina in 2003 and is now married to one woman.. This kept the first Filipina wife from being able to meet and marry ‘Bob’ after her husband ‘Joe’ divorced her, because the Filipino government didn’t acknowledge her as divorced.
It is very common for men to arrive here, start making plans to marry and only then find out from the local Philippine government that you must prove you are divorced from any previous marriages, irregardless of where those marriages took place.