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Recognition of US divorce

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1 Recognition of US divorce on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:26 pm


Arresto Menor
My first wife and I were married in the Philippines in 1981. She was a Filipina while I was an American citizen. After about 14 years of marriage we decided to split up amicably. By then she also became a US citizen. We tried to file for nullity in Manila but the Office of the Solicitor General threw it out on the grounds that the Philippines had no more jurisdiction on account of both parties were Americans. We decided to get a divorce in California where my first wife has been living and working for the last 10 years. I have subsequently remarried in the Philippines. I'd like to know how I can get my US divorce recognized here in the Philippines so the NSO record of my first marriage can be updated to reflect the divorce.

Thank you.

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2 Re: Recognition of US divorce on Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:08 pm


a petition has to be filed in court, and the divorce proven to be valid. the one my firm handled took 6 months.

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3 Re: Recognition of US divorce on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:21 pm


Arresto Menor
Thank you for the information. What documents do I need? So far I have a certified copy from the Philippine consulate in San Francisco attesting to the authenticty of my divorce in California. Perhaps you can PM me so we can discuss further. Thank you.

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