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Friday, January 26, 2018

Congress Favors Bill That Will Legalize Church Decreed Annulment



Staying or trapped in a cold and loveless marriage? Are you of many Filipinos who are eager to have easy and cheap annulment process so that you can start a new life? Well, this is a good news for you!   Last Tuesday night, January 23 the House of Representatives approved on second reading the House Bill 6779 or “An Act Recognizing the Civil Effects of Church Annulment Decrees.”  The bill will abolish the long and costly judicial process of marriage annulment here in the Philippines.    Read: 10 Common Question About Annulment or Nullity of Marriage
Staying or trapped in a cold and loveless marriage? Are you of many Filipinos who are eager to have easy and cheap annulment process so that you can start a new life? Well, this is a good news for you!

Last Tuesday night, January 23 the House of Representatives approved on second reading the House Bill 6779 or “An Act Recognizing the Civil Effects of Church Annulment Decrees.”

The bill will abolish the long and costly judicial process of marriage annulment here in the Philippines.


Read: 10 Common Question About Annulment or Nullity of Marriage
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The bill is good as approves because the third and final reading by the House is usually just a formality.

Read: Church Decree to Annul Marriages Will Be Recognized Under Philippine Law

Authors of the bill are Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia and First District Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez of Leyte.

According to Romualdez, that under the bill marriage annulment duly approved by the Catholic Church or any other religious groups will have the same effect as a civil annulment.
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The bill provides that whenever a marriage, duly and legally solemnized by a priest, minister, rabbi or presiding elder of any church or religious sect in the Philippines is subsequently annulled, dissolved or declared a nullity in a final judgment or decree in accordance with the canons or precepts of the church or religious sect.

The annulment, dissolution or declaration of nullity shall have the same effect as a decree of annulment, dissolution or declaration of nullity issued by a competent court.


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The measure provides that the status of children of marriages subject of the church annulment decree shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of Executive Order No. 209, otherwise known as the "Family Code of the Philippines".

On the other hand, the liquidation, partition, and distribution of the properties of the spouses, the custody and support of the common children, and the delivery of their presumptive legitimes shall be agreed by the spouses and embodied in a public document. In case no agreement is met, the provisions of the Family Code of the Philippines shall be in force.



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Furthermore, the bill specifies the church annulment decree shall be recorded in the appropriate civil registries together with the agreement of the spouses required in the preceding section within 30 days from issuance of the church annulment decree subject to the conditions that may be imposed by the church or religious sect.

Without prejudice to the conditions set forth by the church or religious sect, either of the former spouses may marry again after complying with the requirements of the preceding paragraph and Article 52 of the Family Code of the Philippines, otherwise, the subsequent marriage shall be null and void.

In securing a marriage license, the spouse involved must present a certified true copy of the church annulment decree registered with the appropriate civil registry.


This article is filed under: Filipino Divorce Lawyer, Divorce In The Philippines, Annulment In The Philippines, Legal Separation In The Philippines, Annulment Lawyers Philippines

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