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#1 Mr. Lee

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:00 AM

Here is something that might help many who now find themselves stuck.

https://news.mb.com....solute-divorce/

The final legislative proposal cites the following as grounds for absolute divorce:

  1. Physical violence or grossly abusive conduct directed against the petitioner, a common child or a child of the petitioner;
  2. Physical violence or moral pressure to compel the petitioner to change religious or political affiliation;
  3. Attempt of respondent to corrupt or induce the petitioner, a common child or child of petitioner to engage in prostitution;
  4. Imprisonment of respondent for more than six years, even if pardoned;
  5. Drug addiction or habitual alcoholism or chronic gambling on the part of respondent;
  6. Respondent’s homosexuality
  7. Bigamous marriage contracted by respondent
  8. Marital infidelity or perversion or having a child with another person other than spouse during marriage, except upon mutual agreement;
  9. Attempt against the life of the petitioner, common child or child of petitioner
  10. Abandonment by petitioner or by respondent without justifiable cause for more than one year.

The bill also provides for annulment of marriage by maintaining the same grounds already provided under Article 45 of the Family Code of the Philippines.

 

 


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#2 rbacon

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:45 AM

Proposals like this have been around for 10 years, and judging by the citation you provided, are not likely to change things much in the near future.

 

The Catholic Church lobby, in addition to a strong anti-divorce attorney lobby, will keep the PI  with the dubious reputation as being the most difficult for women (or men) to remove the shackles of unworkable marriages.

 

It's not likely that the Philippines will follow Malta and Ireland in the near future in making divorce available to the masses.

 

--Ray B

 

 

Here is something that might help many who now find themselves stuck.

 


Edited by rbacon, 22 February 2018 - 07:49 AM.


#3 Mr. Lee

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:06 AM

Proposals like this have been around for 10 years, and judging by the citation you provided, are not likely to change things much in the near future.
 
The Catholic Church lobby, in addition to a strong anti-divorce attorney lobby, will keep the PI  with the dubious reputation as being the most difficult for women (or men) to remove the shackles of unworkable marriages.
 
It's not likely that the Philippines will follow Malta and Ireland in the near future in making divorce available to the masses.
 
--Ray B


Well I guess I and many others hope you are wrong but time will tell, IMO it is ridiculous to have annulments and not divorce.
Time of fear for Catholic Church as divorce bill advances


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#4 rbacon

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:38 PM

The Philippines had divorce options until 1949, and that was when the Church lobby forced a removal of divorces, excepting Sharia Court divorce.  And at that time, as now, the attorney organizations have been cheering in the background in anticipation of the large annulment fees they will enjoy.

 

I've sent about 20 Filipino couples to Nevada for divorces after they arrived here on visitor visas.  The divorces aren't recognized in the Philippines, but that refusal makes no difference in the U.S. or in the Philippines.

 

Of course, visitor visas to the U.S. aren't exactly available off a supermarket shelf.

 

--Ray B

Well I guess I and many others hope you are wrong but time will tell, IMO it is ridiculous to have annulments and not divorce.
Time of fear for Catholic Church as divorce bill advances






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