Getting a Divorce Certificate in the Philippines

27 Jan 2011

Divorce was recognized in the Philippines between March 11 1917 and August 29 1950; since the latter date courts have been empowered to grant legal separation (annulment) but not divorce.  Even during the period of legal recognition divorces were rare in the Philippines because of limited legal grounds for granting divorces. Certified copies of the divorce certificate can be obtained from the appropriate court.

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    • There is an annulment process, but typically costs thousands of dollars and takes years to get. You’d need to contact a Philippine laywer.

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