Ending a Marriage: Options in the Philippines, where Divorce is not available
With Divorce still not a possible option for the majority in the country, Philippine Annulment is currently the best option for Filipinos to ending a marriage.
If a court grants Philippine annulment, marriage is considered void and never existed from a legal standpoint. Both can move forward as if never married, and one or both is free to remarry.
We can assist in filing petitions for annulments and legal separation in Cebu and Vis-Min. We can also assist in asset division, child arrangements, and other related matters to ensure a smoother transition into your respective individual journeys.
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VARONA LAW is the go-to law firm when it comes to Family and Civil Law in Cebu, Philippines as well as in the greater Vis-Min Region. We also serve Filipino Overseas and International Clientele.
VARONA LAW is the first choice in family-related concerns including Separation, Annulment, Child Custody and Arrangements, Wills, Litigation, Mediation and Settlements.
Our aim is to reduce conflict and costs by helping our clients issues through collaboration at the first instance. Nonetheless, if a more robust method is necessary, we are equipped with the team and strategy to garner the best outcomes. we Will assist you through the challenges and concerns from finances, asset protection and preservation, children’s welfare, and more. We provide dynamic lawyering and a streamlined process to your needs.
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Important Things You Should Know about Philippine Annulment and Other Options in the PH
There is a legal requirement of Psychological Incapacity in Philippine Annulment, including:
- Drug or Alcohol Addiction
- Mental Illness
- Afflicted with STDs found to be serious or incurable
- Absence of Parental Consent
- Failure to Support
- Force, Intimidation, and Undue Influence
Costs vary depending on the situation. On average, obtaining an annulment can range from 40,000 to 100,000 PHP, on average.
It depends on which court it is filed and how congested the court dockets are. On average, it can take about 1 to 2 years to complete.
For us to start your case, you will have to submit the following documents:
- authenticated copy of your marriage certificate;
- authenticated copy of the birth certificate/s of your children from NSO or the National Statistics Office (NSO)
Yes, if you are a Filipino citizen working or living overseas, you can file for Philippine annulment of marriage.
Some of the most common grounds for legal separation include:
- Repeated Physical Violence and Abuse against the spouse or child
- Drug Addiction or Habitual Alcoholism
Philippine Annulment is the nullity of a marriage. Once issued by court, the parties can remarry.
Legal Separation allows spouses to live separately but does not entirely sever the bonds of marriage. Remarriage is still not legally allowed.
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