Last edited by vpnavarro on Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:52 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : typo error)
Abused Filipina married to US citizen seeking divorce......need advice badly
1 Abused Filipina married to US citizen seeking divorce......need advice badly on Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:51 pm
2 Re: Abused Filipina married to US citizen seeking divorce......need advice badly on Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:10 am
I am sorry to learn about the fate suffered by your friend in the hands of her husband. It is good to know that she's able to return to the Philippines and escape from him.
What she should do is to call/communicate with the U.S. embassy and inquire about the status of her visa, so she'll be able to clear that issue in relation to her employment.
As for divorce, there is no divorce law in the Philippines and divorce obtained by a Filipino citizen abroad will not be valid in the Philippines, although it may be valid in the country where it was obtained.
Since your friend is a Filipino citizen, she may divorce her husband in the U.S., but that divorce decree will not be recognized here in the Philippines. Please note that laws affecting the status of a person are applied to citizens of the Philippines, no matter where he/she might be. In other words, so long as your friend is a Filipino citizen, the laws of the Philippines will apply to her.
Her option is to file for legal separation/nullity of marriage based on the psychological incapacity of her husband, if the grounds for these court actions are available to her.
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