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Hey all, I am looking for the cheapest way to divorce my wife. We got married in Cavite about a year ago. I petitioned for here to come to the usa, and it got approved. Unfortunately  I found out she was lying to me big time about a lot of things. I am happy I found this out now before she came to the states. A few months ago I moved to SE Asia (not PH) and plan to continue living here. What is my cheapest option?

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Unfortunately there is no divorce in the Philippines. Hire an Attorney and file an annulment in the Philippines. I think that is the only way to end the marriage. I heard you need 150,000 pesos to file and process. 

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14 minutes ago, Lirfita said:

Unfortunately there is no divorce in the Philippines. Hire an Attorney and file an annulment in the Philippines. I think that is the only way to end the marriage. I heard you need 150,000 pesos to file and process. 

For the past year divorce taken place outside PH is recognized. 

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1 hour ago, Some dude said:

For the past year divorce taken place outside PH is recognized. 

Yeah i heard a friend of mine came to US as tourist then she fell inlove with american guy n divorced her husband in PH it only took 6 months for them to have the divorce paper shes now a US citizen

 

She file the divorce here in US.. she didnt went home 

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4 hours ago, Some dude said:

Hey all, I am looking for the cheapest way to divorce my wife. We got married in Cavite about a year ago. I petitioned for here to come to the usa, and it got approved. Unfortunately  I found out she was lying to me big time about a lot of things. I am happy I found this out now before she came to the states. A few months ago I moved to SE Asia (not PH) and plan to continue living here. What is my cheapest option?

Check into the laws of your state .. and find the cheapest way there.   It is that simple


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12 hours ago, Lirfita said:

Unfortunately there is no divorce in the Philippines. Hire an Attorney and file an annulment in the Philippines. I think that is the only way to end the marriage. I heard you need 150,000 pesos to file and process. 

More like 250,000 pesos and 2 years.  I don't think the OP needs that.  He can just file for divorce in Hong Kong.  It won't be recognized in the Philippines without the expensive and lengthy "recognition of foreign divorce" but the rest of the world will see him as free to marry again.  


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28 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

More like 250,000 pesos and 2 years.  I don't think the OP needs that.  He can just file for divorce in Hong Kong.  It won't be recognized in the Philippines without the expensive and lengthy "recognition of foreign divorce" but the rest of the world will see him as free to marry again.  

No residency there to file for divorce?


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19 minutes ago, Chris Duffy said:

No residency there to file for divorce?

Looking it up, I see some hurdles.  

Jurisdiction in divorce

The court shall have jurisdiction in proceedings for divorce under the Matrimonial Causes Ordinance if-

  1. (a) either of the parties to the marriage was domiciled in Hong Kong at the date of the petition or application;
  2. (b) either of the parties to the marriage was habitually resident in Hong Kong throughout the period of 3 years immediately preceding the date of the petition or application; or
  3. (c) either of the parties to the marriage had a substantial connection with Hong Kong at the date of the petition or application.

https://www.judiciary.hk/en/court_services_facilities/divorce.html

 

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7 minutes ago, Talako said:

Looking it up, I see some hurdles.  

Jurisdiction in divorce

The court shall have jurisdiction in proceedings for divorce under the Matrimonial Causes Ordinance if-

  1. (a) either of the parties to the marriage was domiciled in Hong Kong at the date of the petition or application;
  2. (b) either of the parties to the marriage was habitually resident in Hong Kong throughout the period of 3 years immediately preceding the date of the petition or application; or
  3. (c) either of the parties to the marriage had a substantial connection with Hong Kong at the date of the petition or application.

https://www.judiciary.hk/en/court_services_facilities/divorce.html

 

Doesn't Texas allow divorces ?   :wacko:  


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Just now, Talako said:

They issue shovels.

 

I was responding to John and Chris's Hong Kong suggestion and query by looking up HK divorce rules.

 

Ya was going to respond to that as well ... asking WHY go to HK  ????

 

Shovels.... :lol:     Sort of like in AZ ;)  


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On 3/8/2019 at 4:24 PM, Hank_ said:

Check into the laws of your state .. and find the cheapest way there.   It is that simple

I will check into the laws. Currently I am overseas and not planning to go back. But I have family that can help if needed. 

 

thanks

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2 hours ago, Some dude said:

I will check into the laws. Currently I am overseas and not planning to go back. But I have family that can help if needed. 

 

thanks

Ah .. I should read slower.  :oops:    You should then check into the divorce laws for the country you are living in, most having a residency requirement (much the same as most states).    


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      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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On ‎3‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 11:53 PM, Lirfita said:

Unfortunately there is no divorce in the Philippines. Hire an Attorney and file an annulment in the Philippines. I think that is the only way to end the marriage. I heard you need 150,000 pesos to file and process. 

150,000 is way to low and it will never get processed. 250,000 would be adequate. 

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