If she is married to a home-country for another remedy so that you two can possibly marry OUTSIDE the Philippines. Technically, you may find a way via this avenue to become married and be with your bride.. But if your plans are to live as married in the Philippines.. The best person to help you navigate those waters, again, would be an Immigration Attorney in your own home-country. But Mariana’s husband abandoned her to live the single life on the other side of town, living alone.
Dwayne decides to move Mariana into his Philippines home to just live with and love her as his wife, without hassling the paperwork.
you will need to (a) Have her legally ‘Served’ with the Subpoena for Dissolution of Marriage and (b) before you can even file, you may have to re-establish your Residency in your home-country for perhaps 6 months. Let’s say ‘Joe’ arrives in the year 2000 and marries ‘Grace’, the Filipina.
Mariana is now a target to be jailed by her first husband (just out of spite) for committing Adultery..
which just so happens to be illegal in the Philippines.
Yes, language like this still exists on the books here in the Philippines and it can get you as well as your ‘Separated’ Filipina into a lot of trouble from the ‘offended’ other spouse. The ‘better’ news is that (and this is still unclear if Congress incorporated the following changes to the law or not, no data at this time.)..
Especially if this takes place by cohabitation in Now.. Only recently, in April of 2012 did the Philippines Congress convene on the issue of clarifying the laws regarding Adultery. they did not lessen the punishments or remove the Adultery laws.. the ‘accused’ (Defendant) spouse can counter and have the charges dropped from the ‘accusing’ (Prosecuting) spouse IF the ‘accusing’ spouse either (a) has been committing the same infidelity themselves or (b) has abandoned the home physically and financially for more than 1 year.
It is very common for men to arrive here, start making plans to marry and only then find out from the local Philippine government that you must prove you are divorced from any previous marriages, irregardless of where those marriages took place.