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.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.
Dwayne decides to move Mariana into his Philippines home to just live with and love her as his wife, without hassling the paperwork.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.In either scenario I wish you all the best.[ One more thing..the information I am sharing with you here is fully referenced, so use the links provided to fact-check on your own.