How to get a divorce in the Philippines

As the Philippines enters the new year, many are wondering how to get the divorce they need from their ex-spouse.

Here are some of the steps.1.

Pay your ex a monthly stipend for the first two years of your marriage2.

Find out the date you are to file for divorce3.

Prepare a marriage agreement4.

Get a court order to get custody of your children5.

Get the support of your ex-husband to make sure you have a solid, stable relationship6.

File a petition in court for a divorce7.

Get custody of children and your children’s children8.

File an application to be named as a beneficiary9.

File for divorce10.

Get an injunction to prevent the children from seeing their mother or stepfather11.

Make an appointment to see a doctor12.

Get medical advice from a family physician13.

Get counseling to decide if your ex is fit to get married and/or to marry again14.

Get your husband’s permission to see his children15.

Get financial assistance16.

Start to pay off debt and property17.

Pay back some debts to your ex in full, including your debts to the bank18.

Pay some of your debts, including a mortgage and a credit card, for the life of your relationship19.

Prepare for the possibility that your ex will leave you20.

Plan for the future21.

Consider hiring an attorney22.

Seek professional advice and/ or advice from someone you trust23.

Get help from someone else24.

File legal documents25.

Pay off the money you owe to your former spouse and/and your children, including for legal fees26.

Plan to move out of your home27.

Plan your future income28.

Plan out your retirement and save for retirement29.

Set a schedule to meet your new needs for your future and to plan for your kids’ future30.

Talk to your friends and family31.

Be careful about who you let into your home32.

Take your children to the doctor for check-ups and exams33.

Get advice from your family physician34.

Prepare and apply for a restraining order35.

Apply for a child support order36.

File civil claims against your ex37.

File your marriage license to make permanent changes in your relationship and/is legal, including making changes to your children38.

Get married again39.

File suit to have your children pay your ex back for the money they have borrowed from you40.

Get permission to go to a lawyer41.

Get some help from a divorce lawyer42.

Prepare your children for the upcoming divorce or civil suit43.

Apply to the court for an order to give your children joint custody or joint responsibility in the home and in the community44.

File to be declared legally divorced, separated or widowed45.

Start a new business or profession46.

Start an independent business or occupation47.

Get started in your new career48.

Start your own business49.

Get involved with your new hobby or occupation50.

Make a contribution to a charity51.


Volunteer in your local non-profit organization53.

Start another independent business, or start a new hobby54.

Start or improve a small business or business related to your area of expertise55.

Join a community group or organization56.

Take part in a religious group or religious service57.

Go on a spiritual retreat or retreat with your friends58.

Participate in a meditation retreat59.

Join an organized group or community effort60.

Join or become a volunteer in an organization that assists disadvantaged children, elderly people or people with disabilities61.

Volunteer at a soup kitchen62.

Volunteer with a community soup kitchen63.

Volunteer to a food bank64.

Volunteer for a homeless shelter65.

Volunteer as a food vendor66.

Volunteer a service at a community garden or food pantry67.

Volunteer or help with a food distribution program68.

Become a member of an organization or social service program69.

Become an active participant in an outreach program70.

Become involved with a soup or soup kitchen, soup kitchen volunteer or soup cooking event71.

Help with a local disaster relief or food distribution event72.

Help build a community resource center73.

Volunteer on a soup line or soup line cookery course74.

Become part of a community food bank or food bank program75.

Become responsible for the welfare of a vulnerable child or elderly person76.

Volunteer your time or talent to serve a needy group or group that cares for people with special needs77.

Become active in a local soup kitchen program or soup cookery event78.

Volunteer an arts or crafts event79.

Volunteer cleaning or caring for a shelter for homeless people80.

Become your own boss or mentor81.

Volunteer and support a volunteer tutoring program82.

Volunteer gardening or caring work with the homeless83.

Volunteer cooking or caring on a food panty or soup program84.

Volunteer teaching a children’s language class85. Volunteer