Second wife can also be held liable for the crime of bigamy

Check this out. I was interviewed on CNN Philippines in February this year where I discussed the latest decisions of the Supreme Court about the crime of Bigamy. The Supreme Court recently held that the knowledge of the second wife of the fact of her spouse’s existing prior marriage constitutes an indispensable cooperation in the commission of bigamy, which makes her responsible as an accomplice. If you have questions about this video post or will require a legal advise, please

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Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgement of Divorce

ou had a falling out with your spouse who is a foreigner and next time you know,  he divorced you and a Decree of Divorce was issued, subsequently. You wanted to remarry after the Divorce but you cannot obtain a Certificate of No Marital Record (CENOMAR) because your ex marriage is still recorded in the NSO. What should you do? Same case, you are a former Filipino citizen and now living in the United States. Many years back, you migrated

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Can I be held liable for Bigamy?

an I be held liable for Bigamy? This is one of the most common questions that has been filling up our inbox for quite sometime now. One of the emails that we received partly reads: I got married twice in the Philippines in 1990 and second in 1996, only that the second marriage was not registered intentionally. I took all the records of our marriage including the marriage contract from our minister but did not report it to the local

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A psychologically incapacitated person may not legally remarry?

lmost all persons who came to us for a legal consultation for the purpose of terminating their existing marriages also manifested their intention to remarry whenever the Court would grant them the annulment decree. It is either that they are already into an existing relationship or that their american fiance will soon petition them for the issuance of a fiancee visa or popularly known as the K-1 visa. The ground for nullity of marriage is always the same – psychological

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