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.
I have dealt with such hurdles in the past and, when you love someone I believe you’ll do whatever it takes to marry the woman you love.
your bribe money and chances of getting that annulment go right down the drain. I cannot speak for other countries although I would be surprised if they were not so different about the following. Most women here are wonderful, but there are a few bad-apples in any bunch.
In order to file a divorce on your Filipina wife, from your home-country.. is 6 months) If she is dead-set on staying married to you, for let’s say… she may delay the divorce by making herself difficult to find and ‘Serve’ or she may do a Response in which she disputes jurisdiction or claims ‘hardship’ in order to be able to attend the divorce proceedings due to travel expenses, etc. My two cents is that if you just take your time getting to know your fiance for at least a year you will be in a much better position to make this marriage decision than if you rush into it on a whim after a 2-month romance. Believe it or not, up until 2005 this had been the Catch-22 scenario for many Filipina women.
Mariana is now a target to be jailed by her first husband (just out of spite) for committing Adultery..
which just so happens to be illegal in the Philippines.
As you can imagine this caused a lot of hardship and heartache for many Filipinas.
This act, only authorized just 7 years ago finally set free Filipina women to re-marry. If you meet a woman who is ‘Separated’, and there are a LOT of Filipinas in this situation whose husbands have literally abandoned them to ‘shack up’ with a mistress on another island.. she cannot divorce him because there is no divorce process here.For more info on the laws affecting this, Not only is it illegal for you to have sexual intercourse with another man’s “paper-wife”..but it will be counted as even more aggravated that you lived with her in such a way that was “flagrant” and “indecent” to the public at large.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.So, if you never did get legally divorced in your home-country but plan on re-marrying in the Philippines that is one loose end you will need to tie up before boarding a plane here. This is how you will present the Divorce Decree or Certificate of Death in order to prove you are legally free to “contract” marriage. Once you have this it is up to you whether you and your Filipina bride will officiate the wedding via a Priest at a church or at the government offices via a Judge or Judge’s Appointee.After 49 years living in Southern California, USA, I decided to move to the Philippines despite never having been here before.