Anyway, she have a daughter before she met the American guy. The child have birth certificate already when she was born. When my friend and the American guy met in person discussed already that he will petition them ( my friend and her daughter ). The American guy suggested to register the child with new birth certificate with his name on it as the father, that way it will be easier for him to petition them. To make the story short, he petitioned them and got here in America. Unfortunately, the American guy was abusive to both and my friend decided to leave him.
The American guy filed for divorce and wants custody of the child. He lost on custody battle but he filed a motion and asking the Judge to reconsider his decision by base on the validity of the birth certificate he is holding ( the second birth certificate which his name appeared as the father of the child ) in the Philippines.
Now the child have two birth certificate. My question is, does the second birth certificate is valid in the Philippines? Keep in mind that the American guy never adopted the child. His name was only in the birth certificate under his direction for immigration purposes.
He told at the court that when he signed the birth certificate he was here in Florida in front of the notary but can't show any notary seal. So, under the Florida Law Chapter 742 he doesn't have parental rights because the document he signed was not notarized and no witnesses.
Now, if it's in the Philippines is it the same also? And if so, can you give me the law of that?
I know for a fact, the birth certificate was made under fraudulent but if someone can give me a specific code or law in the Philippines that would be great.
Thank you in advance for answering my questions, I appreciate it.