“Philippines: Top Five Shortcuts for Fast Annulment” is today’s topic. How fast can you get an annulment in the Philippines? How much does an annulment cost? What are the conditions for obtaining an annulment? This article will address those questions.
I kept seeing "Kim Kardashian" run across the top of my news headlines toolbar, but I didn't click on it. Don't follow their reality show. Could care less about it. If it weren't for former Olympic star Bruce Jenner, the program wouldn't have even gotten on the air in the first place. But something tugged at me. I kept seeing the reality "star's" name flashing, so I clicked on the story when it said "Kim Kardashian Divorce." Divorce? I just barely knew she got married. But I thought to myself. This could be good for the Philippines. And no, I hadn't been hanging out with Paul and Jeff from Iloilo having a "few" bottles of San Miguel Pale Pilsen.
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I’ve had some recent emails from a few readers that have left me concerned. Seems that their Filipina sweetheart they have chatted with online and have come to visit in the Philippines have been scamming them. Said they were not married. Turns out they were. One even told my friend that she was divorced because she has been separated for so many years. Folks, there is NO DIVORCE LAW in the Philippines. Costly annulments are the only option for those trying to get out of a failed marriage. Good luck on getting one of those. Let me emphasize this: IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW LONG YOUR BEAUTIFUL FILIPINA HAS BEEN SEPARATED. SHE CANNOT LEGALLY MARRY IN THE PHILIPPINES NO MATTER HOW MANY YEARS SHE HAS BEEN SEPARATED.
Recently ran an article about a possible new law that, if passed, would legalize divorce in the Philippines which will soon be the only country in the world without such legislation. However, I discovered that divorce already does exist in the Philippines.
Malta, the only country aside from the Philippines to have no divorce law, is proposing legislation which make divorce legal after four years of separation leaving the Philippines as the only country in the world without a divorce law (OK, Vatican City does not have a divorce law either, but when's the last time you thought of them as a country?)
Is a simplified annulment process on its way in the Philippines, one of only a few countries that does not allow divorce? A bill was filed at the House of Representatives in the Philippines this past Monday that seeks to simplify the current draconian annulment process by including spousal violence, infidelity and abandonment as grounds for annulling marriages. This according to a recent article in the GMA NEWS online edition.
Are you an American?" I almost automatically replied "Oo!" ("yes" in Filipino and Ilongo, pronounced "oh oh". First time my Filipina wife uttered it while talking on the phone to a fellow Pinay in America, I thought something was wrong. You can tell I've been in the Philippines for awhile since phrases from the local language first pop into my head at times.)