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.
As you can imagine this caused a lot of hardship and heartache for many Filipinas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The divorce or ‘dissolution’ process is not legally recognized here. But if you are a foreigner chances are you don’t know ‘the right people’ and will get ripped off by scammers who promise for a couple thousand in foreign currency they can make it happen. If, you as a foreigner come and marry a Filipina and then..
If either of those apply, the ‘accusing’ spouse cannot press charges.BATS has a live band, imported from Quebec the more often and playing Top 40 songs.