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CAN A FOREIGN DIVORCE HAVE ANY LEGAL EFFECT IN THE PHILIPPINES
By Atty Ferdie Aguirre
Philippines
Sat 5th March 2011

 Elvie is a live-in caregiver in the United States who  fell in love and married  Romy, a plumber from Illinois.  From their relationship was born Ramon who was born in 2009.

Unfortunately, the couple had irreconcilable differences and the marriage finally ended up in divorce in Illinois . 
CAN FOREIGNERS LEGALLY OWN REAL PROPERTY IN HE PHILIPPINES THROUGH THEIR SPOUSES?
Atty. Ferdie Aguirre
Manila
Mon 27th December 2010

Maria and Dieter were married in Canada in 1989. The couple resided in Canada at a house owned by Dieter’s parents but decided to move and reside permanently in the Philippines in 1992. By this time, Dieter had inherited the house in Germany from his parents which he sold and used the proceeds for the purchase of a parcel of land in Antipolo, Rizal at the cost of P528,000.00 and the construction of a house amounting to P2,300,000.00. The Antipolo property was registered in the name of petitioner under a Transfer Certificate of Title of the Register of Deeds of Marikina, Metro Manila.
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New Column: The Philippine Lawyer

In 1995, Marian went to work in Calgary as a caregiver.
Eventually she got her Canadian...

    The Philippine Lawyer

    About the writer: G. Ferdinand (Ferdie ) Aguirre

     
    Atty Ferdie Aguirre
     
    Aguirre has more than 20 years of combined experience as a legal professional in the Philippines and in Canada. After graduating from the Ateneo de Manila College of Law in 1987 and passing the Bar given that year, he has held the following positions in the Philippine Corporate world: Asst. Senior Vice President of the Philippine National Bank, Senior Manager of the Law Division of the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company and as Chief Legal Counsel of Unibancard.

    His private practice included having successfully handled several major cases and being included in the Philippine case books.

    Ferdie Aguirre was also a professor of Political Science and Business Law before migrating to Ontario Canada in 2005 where he worked as a Paralegal.

    He is presently a Court Agent & a Commissioner of Oaths in Alberta and is now working on his admission to the Alberta Bar. Ferdie Aguirre may be reached at (403) 6131168 /403 4747168 or at pilipinolegalservices@yahoo.ca)
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