Philippines Divorce. Is There Divorce in the Philippines?
(Updated 8 November 2018)
What a silly question. Many of you may be saying. “Everyone knows” there is no divorce in the Philippines, don’t they?
Well, in general, this is true.
But there are certain exceptions to the rule, and there are many differences in how the law is applied to:
- Filipino citizens,
- Former Filipino citizens and
- Foreigners in the Philippines.
Before going further here I am going to give you a homework assignment.
Read and consider this excellent article by attorney Joyce Domingo-Dapat.
Not only does she explain most of the situations you might encounter, but unlike me (who has no standing as an attorney), attorney Domingo-Dapat is a practicing Filipino attorney and thus speaks with authority.