Philippine Divorce Law Changes

Aug 8, 2012 by

Americans marrying Filipinos and Filipinos marrying Americans have long shared a common problem when it comes to divorce; the nation of the Philippines has never had any provisions for divorce at all. Persons wanting to remarry were often just plain out of luck if they wanted a divorce in that country. Under Philippine law there was no divorce procedure, only annulment was on the books and an annulment in the Philippines is an extremely difficult status to obtain. Even those Filipinos who...

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How can I file for a divorce if I’m here in the Philippines?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I need advice. I was married in California but now in Philippines and it has been 8 years already since I last heard from my husband without any support. I just want to get my divorce to have everything cleared out. How can I file for a divorce if I’m here in the Philippines? I can no longer go back to California due to my visa status. Please advise. State:  Washington Answer:  Although you now live in the...

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About getting a divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I am married to a U.S citizen and I am Filipino. After our wedding last 2004, he left for the states (GA) and up to now i haven’t seen him in person for almost 6 years now. We do not have a divorce in Philippines, can i file a divorce online? State:  Georgia Answer:  Maybe. Even though divorce is not recognized under Philippine laws, divorce decrees secured outside the Philippines are recognized in certain instances. You...

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Filing a divorce from out of the U.S.

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Question:  Is it possible for an American living in the Philippines to file for a divorce there in the US? Can a lawyer file for him? State:  Alabama Answer:  If your soon to be ex spouse is an American citizen and currently lives in the United States, the answer is most likely “yes.” – Wendy Jaffe, ESQ. Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S...

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