Dating before annulment
Filipino citizens, no matter what their country of residence must follow the procedure indicated in the Family Code of the Philippines to have their marriage nullified or voided by filing a Petition of Annulment of Marriage before the pertinent Office of the Executive Clerk of Court of the Regional Court. My husband obtained a divorce in the USA, am I now allowed to remarry? But this is a special circumstance which is covered by the Family Code of the Philippines: ART. All marriages solemnized outside the Philippines in accordance with the laws in force in the country where they were solemnized, and valid there as such, shall also be valid in this country, except those prohibited under Articles 35(1), (4), (5) and (6), 36, 37 and 38.Where a marriage between a Filipino citizen and a foreigner is validly celebrated and a divorce is thereafter validly obtained abroad by the alien spouse capacitating him or her to remarry, the Filipino spouse shall have capacity to remarry under Philippine law.And his family now was told me that they will get my daughter…they have a right to do it? Ana, Abandonment is not grounds for annulment in the Philippines.
The Church makes no ruling on the civil legality of the marriage, but rather makes a determination whether or not the marriage is considered valid according to the laws of the Church. A declaration of nullity is a decision that is made by the Church, which acknowledges that a couple never established the sacred bond of marriage.
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As part of its fundamental teaching on marriage, the Catholic Church does not recognize divorce as ending the bond established in marriage, believing that marriage is binding until death. While the presumption always exists that a marriage is valid, either of the spouses has the right to ask the church to examine this presumption after common life has ceased, there is no hope of reconciliation, and a civil divorce has been obtained.
Divorced Catholics may consider remarriage following a decree of nullity, commonly known as annulment.
(See our FAITH FACT, “Marriage in God's Plan Discovering the Power of Marital Love.”) Some people enter into marriage without understanding the essentials of the commitment they are making.