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1 Please advise on Wed May 09, 2012 3:48 am


Arresto Menor
Long story here..
I an american citizen got married in south korea to a filipina. We went our seperate ways and never reistered our marriage with the nso in the Philippines. Since then I have married another girl in the Philippines and now she is threatening to file a case against me and her, but she will not tell me what for.

What can she charge me with, what would the penalty be, and what can i do to stop it.?

I am worried about my wife now, and what can happen to her, more than me.. Should I stay out of the Philippines until I get a resolution.? I dont know what to do, but I have to do something to end this or make her stop.

Please help in any way you can. I know I should have filed a divorce first, but I never thought it was recognized anywhere but Korea. Please tell me what I should do.

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2 Re: Please advise on Wed May 09, 2012 11:35 pm


Reclusion Perpetua
Your marriage in Korea is valid and recognized here in the Philippines even if it was not registered at the NSO, your first wife can register it later. Now since under the Philippine law you are legally married, and you contracted 2nd marriage in the Philippines without divorcing your wife or annulling the marriage, you can be charged with bigamy.

Penalty would be imprisonment from 6-8 years.

Get out of the country and divorce your wife in Korea or in the US.

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3 Re: Please advise on Thu May 10, 2012 12:50 pm


Arresto Menor
Who will be liable for bigamy? Will it be the husband only or including the 2nd wife if she's in bad faith (knowledgeable of the 1st marriage)?


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