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Easier Process for Recognition of Foreign Divorce in the Philippines

Updated: 2 days ago

Are you a Filipino who has obtained a divorce decree from a foreign country and wishes to have it recognized by Philippine courts? Navigating the legal process and gathering the required documents can be challenging. However, there is good news! The Office of the Court Administrator (OCA) has issued a circular that streamlines the process, making it easier for you.

OCA Circular No. 157-2022-A mandates the compilation of foreign laws on marriage and divorce. These compilations serve as references for Philippine judges and court officials when recognizing and enforcing foreign divorce decrees. To facilitate this process, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has created a compilation of various foreign laws on marriage and divorce, which can be accessed at

Thanks to this new development, filing a Petition for Recognition of Foreign Divorce has become more accessible for Filipinos. The compiled foreign laws can now be utilized as supporting documents for your petition, simplifying the procedure for recognition of foreign divorce.

However, why go through the hassle of compiling these documents on your own when you can seek assistance from us? At Lawyers Online PH, we have a proven track record of helping clients with the recognition and enforcement of foreign divorce decrees in the Philippines. Our experienced team can guide you through the legal process and ensure that all the necessary documents are properly compiled, handled, and presented with the utmost care and professionalism.

Don't let the complexities of the legal process overwhelm you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in recognizing and enforcing your foreign divorce decree in the Philippines. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way, making the process as smooth and efficient as possible.

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