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Recognition of Divorce decree in the Philippines

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Hi,  I need help on this situation. I was married to an American citizen in civil court in the Philippines but we got divorced in the US. But while still married I bought a property in the Philippines in my married name but has not finalized the title yet. When I got divorced I changed back to my maiden name. Now, the Bank wouldn't put the land title in my maiden name, they are asking for a Final judgement of Simplified Dissolution of Marriage duly authenticated by a Philippine Consul.

I was a US citizen  when I got divorced.  So both parties are US citizens. I don't know if that will matter. I did not file for dual Filipino citizenship.

Does getting your divorce recognized in the Philippines' means you have to get a lawyer and file at the Regional Trial Court? 

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What kind of property did you bought in Philippines? It's perfectly understandable for the bank to ask the  Final judgement of Simplified Dissolution of Marriage duly authenticated by a Philippine Consul since in Philippines everything is community property. Whatever assets acquired during the marriage are owned by both husband and wife. Unless if the husband signed affidavit of paraphernal relinquishing his rights on the property.

 

Did your husband signed a similar document?

 

About you being a US Citizen, it really doesnt matter unless, if you bought more than 5k sqm of land in an urban area. That's the maximum allowed for former filipinos/non dual citizen.


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It's like a residential but can be commercial area. No, he didn't sign any document. I already requested a copy of the divorce from the court in the US  but it wasn't accepted so I requested  a Certification of Report of Dissolution of Marriage from  the  Vital Statistic office in the US. Still, they want one that is authenticated by a Philippine Consul.  How can I get the divorce decree authenticated by a Philippine consul?


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18 minutes ago, Que _serasera said:

How can I get the divorce decree authenticated by a Philippine consul?

The Filipino law has changed since I last had documents done.  What I did for some court records 18 months ago was:

1) got certified copy from court.

2) had it apostille at the Arizona secretary of state office.

3) had it red ribboned at the PI Consulate in LA.

I don't believe they red ribbon it anymore.  Not sure what the process is.

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6 hours ago, Que _serasera said:

Hi,  I need help on this situation. I was married to an American citizen in civil court in the Philippines but we got divorced in the US. But while still married I bought a property in the Philippines in my married name but has not finalized the title yet. When I got divorced I changed back to my maiden name. Now, the Bank wouldn't put the land title in my maiden name, they are asking for a Final judgement of Simplified Dissolution of Marriage duly authenticated by a Philippine Consul.

I was a US citizen  when I got divorced.  So both parties are US citizens. I don't know if that will matter. I did not file for dual Filipino citizenship.

Does getting your divorce recognized in the Philippines' means you have to get a lawyer and file at the Regional Trial Court? 

Yes you need to get the divorces recognized through the RTC

 

https://www.philippineconsulatela.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Judicial-Recognition-of-Divorce-in-the-Philipines.pdf


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