I would just like to get legal opinions of whether my parent's annulment was complete.
My parents were married 1981. My mother filed for an annulment and the court decision was given on 1998. I know there are steps to be done after the decision to complete the process. My mother has just filed the court decision to the local civil registrar. According to her she received a certificate of registration and that’s it. She wasn’t given any advise as to what further steps she needed to do. According to her, she doesn't remember any other document apart from those two.
Researching the census website now, it says there that after getting the certificate of registration, she has to secure certification of finality from the court which rendered the decree, get the MC with annotation from local civil registrar, and file in NSO. All of these latter steps she wasn’t able to do.
As a matter of fact, we got an NSO copy last year (2012) of their MC and there was no annotation.
My father got married to his long time live-in mistress on 2007. My father died 2011.
My questions are:
- Is the annulment process of my parents complete?
- Is my father’s second marriage valid?
- Can the mistress do the steps that my mother did not do to complete it (because she did!)? Note that she initiated completion of the annulment this year, 2013. My father died 2011. The 2013 NSO copy of MC shows an annotation dated 2013. (big question is how did this happen)
Thank you and God bless.