Annulment filed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Possible? Legal separation

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Kasal po ako sa asawa ko ng mahigit limang taon na nung nagpunta ang asawa ko dito sa Dubai. Nakatagpo sya ng babae at kami ay pinabayaan nya. Sinikap ko sanang ayusin muli kaya sumunod ako dito sa bansang Dubai. Ngunit talagang mahal niya na daw ang babae at sinabihan akong pakawalan ko na sya. At unti unti ko yon natanggap sa ngayon. Ang nais ko sana ay gawing legal ang aming paghihiwalay. Ang tanung ko lang, maaari ba ako mag file ng annulment dito sa dubai sa kadahilanang andito naman kaming dalawa na nagtratrabaho? Maaari bang dito mag file kahit sa Pinas kami ikinasal?

Translation: My husband and I had been together for 5 years when he came here to Dubai. He found another woman and left us. I tried to work it out, so I followed him here in Dubai. But he said that he really loves the girl and asked me to let go of him. Gradually, I came to accept that.

I would now like to make our separation formal and legal. Can I file annulment here in Dubai, since we are both working here anyway? Can we file it here in Dubai, even if we were married in the Philippines?

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Adelaimar C Arias-Jose
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Naku, una sa lahat, hindi yata papasok sa annulment ang facts ng inyong kaso. Mas mukhang ito ay sasailalim sa divorce. eh, walang divorce sa Pinas. Kailagangang kayo'y komunsulta sa isang abogado kung nararapat bang annulment ang inyong i-file.

Bukod dito, ang pagpa-file ng annulment ay isang proceso na kailangan mag-appear kayo sa harap ng husgado. Kung kaya't hindi puedeng andiyang kayo sa Dubai at aandar ang kaso ninyo dito sa Pinas. malabo iyon. Puede kayong magsampa ng kaso dito, pero, hindi aandar ang kaso ninyo kung hindi kayo haharap -- at least sa umpisa (kasi, paghaharapin kayo ng husgado). Tapos, kailangan din ninyong maghain ng ebidensiya. So, kailangan din kayong humarap sa husgado para dito.

Hindi puedeng long-distance filing ang mga annulment sa Pinas.

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Adelaimar C Arias-Jose

I am a graduate of the UP College of Law. Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines since 1995. I am currently involved in private practice in criminal, civil and labor law.
Profession: Lawyer
Adelaimar C. Arias-Jose
Office Address: #34 St. Michael Street
Philippines , Manila , Makati
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