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..
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.
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.
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.
I am a single man taking an honest look at all that the islands here have to offer, one day at a time.