Will A Foreign Divorce Be Recognized In The Philippines?

A Filipino citizen (husband) and a foreign citizen (wife) marry in the Philippines; sometime later, the foreign spouse files and is granted a divorce in her country. Will the Filipino spouse be able to marry again in the Philippines by virtue of the foreign divorce papers sent to him by his ex-wife? When I didContinue reading “Will A Foreign Divorce Be Recognized In The Philippines?”

What is the Difference Between Annulment of Marriage and Declaration of Nullity of Marriage?

So, you and your spouse “have lost that lovin’ feeling”, huh? Or maybe there’s still some feelings left but not enough to keep you in the relationship and in the same home. Since divorce is yet to be legalized in our country, you only have two options: be legally separated from your spouse, or fileContinue reading “What is the Difference Between Annulment of Marriage and Declaration of Nullity of Marriage?”

Annulment in the Philippines: The Grounds for ‘Letting Go’

Divorce is not honored nor practiced in the Philippines.  The only option for Filipino couples to legally separate and regain their freedom to marry another person is to get their marriage annulled.  Annulment processes are long and expensive, often ugly and traumatic especially when children are involved.  Unlike divorce where the couple need only toContinue reading “Annulment in the Philippines: The Grounds for ‘Letting Go’”