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Do i still need to annul my marriage back home in the philippines ?

Carson, CA |

I am married in the philippines. I am currently in California. I am planning to file for a divorce so that i could remarry here.

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If your divorce is valid here, meaning that the court has jurisdiction over your spouse, then you will not need to get a divorce or annulment in the Phillipines in order to get remarried here.

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As you may know, the Philippines is one of the few countries in the world that neither permits divorce or recognizes a divorce from another country.

As a result, the only way to get re-married IN THE PHILIPPINES is to first attain an annulment in the Philippines.

Nevertheless, you can re-marry in the U.S. IF you first attain a legal divorce in the U.S. For that process, you may need to seek the advice of an experienced family law practitioner.

Good luck!

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