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My fiance lives in Mindanao. She converted to Muslim and married at age 19 in Manila. They were together for 7 months. That was 11 years ago. To those who have experience does she have to know how to contact him to divorce? She has no idea where he is. Also I am reading divorce is much easier and cheaper than annulment. Any information would be greatly appreciated. 

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7 minutes ago, dnavinnie said:

My fiance lives in Mindanao. She converted to Muslim and married at age 19 in Manila. They were together for 7 months. That was 11 years ago. To those who have experience does she have to know how to contact him to divorce? She has no idea where he is. Also I am reading divorce is much easier and cheaper than annulment. Any information would be greatly appreciated. 

Divorce is not legal in the Philippines. Did she check with NSO if the marriage was registered? If yes, then annulment would cost her and better start doing it now. 


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Just now, GreenGem said:

Divorce is not legal in the Philippines. Did she check with NSO if the marriage was registered? If yes, then annulment would cost her and better start doing it now. 

Muslim divorce is legal under the right circumstances such as she was Muslim an married according to Muslim laws and traditions.

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Was it an islamic marriage?


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14 minutes ago, dnavinnie said:

My fiance lives in Mindanao. She converted to Muslim and married at age 19 in Manila. They were together for 7 months. That was 11 years ago. To those who have experience does she have to know how to contact him to divorce? She has no idea where he is. Also I am reading divorce is much easier and cheaper than annulment. Any information would be greatly appreciated. 

If it was an Islamic marriage Muslim divorce is cheaper and quicker and is one of the few divorces that are legally recognized in the Philippines. I believe they can do a divorce in absentia.  You can check with the local Iman or registrar.

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Just now, John & Rose said:

Muslim divorce is cheaper and quicker and is one of the few divorces that are legally recognized in the Philippines. I believe they can do a divorce in absentia.  You can check with the local Iman or registrar.

I'm not familiar with Muslim divorce. I second this advise.


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Begs the question if the OP is also Muslim.


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6 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

If it was an Islamic marriage Muslim divorce is cheaper and quicker and is one of the few divorces that are legally recognized in the Philippines. I believe they can do a divorce in absentia.  You can check with the local Iman or registrar.

It was an Islamic marriage but she doesn't know if the husband has to be found in order to finalize a divorce. Thanks for your help.

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14 minutes ago, GreenGem said:

Divorce is not legal in the Philippines. Did she check with NSO if the marriage was registered? If yes, then annulment would cost her and better start doing it now. 

It is legal for muslims

 


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OP clearly stated in the initial posting:   She converted to Muslim and married at age 19 in Manila.    Divorce is very legal in that case

 


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8 minutes ago, GreenGem said:

I'm not familiar with Muslim divorce. I second this advise.

A muslim divorce is the only recognized divorce in the Philippines. We are not sure if it can happen without the husband. 

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1 minute ago, dnavinnie said:

It was an Islamic marriage but she doesn't know if the husband has to be found in order to finalize a divorce. Thanks for your help.

Hopefully Greenbaum will pop on for this.   He did deal with this.

 

 


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1 minute ago, Hank_ said:

OP clearly stated in the initial posting:   She converted to Muslim and married at age 19 in Manila.    Divorce is very legal in that case

 

Thank you @Hank. We are going to look for an attorney familiar with Shaira law. 

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Just now, dnavinnie said:

Thank you @Hank. We are going to look for an attorney familiar with Shaira law. 

That would be the wise move ..  


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