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The Philippines Takes a Look at Adding Divorce Laws

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At this point in our history, most of us would assume that despite some lack of progress in some parts of the world, people who are not happy with each other can obtain a divorce if such a step is necessary. Divorces are granted from places that include the United States, across Europe and everywhere in the Middle East including Saudi Arabia. However, there are still two places in the world where there is no divorce law on the books, and one of them is considering changing that reality.

That country is the Philippines, which surprisingly to date has absolutely no law in existence that deals with divorce. The only other place in the world like this is The Vatican, which makes sense for obvious reasons. Until recently, the island of Malta also had no divorce laws, but it has sincey enacted them so that those in troubled marriages there could take the steps necessary to move on with their lives. As many would expect, the introduction of a bill regarding divorce in the Philippines was met with much controversy.

There is no telling what will happen with regards to this issue there. Experts estimate that nearly 1,000 cases per month enter the court system seeking such remedies as an annulment or a legal separation, and any divorce law that does pass will almost certainly include the requirement to state a factual basis for the divorce such as infidelity or abuse.

San Diego Divorce Lawyers

Clearly, no one looks forward to the prospect of a divorce, but it should be kept in mind that at least it is an option for people who need to get out of a negative situation. In California and in most other places across the United States, one does not even need to state a reason for the divorce. Of course, people in this position should still take steps to protect their legal rights.

If you are facing the possibility of ending your marriage, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.