Is My Marriage Valid? How to Know If You Are Legally Married

Nothing can be more heartbreaking than finding out that your marriage is invalid.  I am an avid reader of suspense thriller novels and my favorite plot is when a husband (or wife) finds out that the married life he or she was led to believe was a lie. The pain of this realization is moreContinue reading “Is My Marriage Valid? How to Know If You Are Legally Married”

7 Important Steps When Planning Your Civil Wedding

Due to the current restrictions on social gatherings, more and more couples choose to get married under civil rights. This is often regarded as the “more affordable” way of tying the knot but now that there is a pandemic and people’s movements are limited, a civil wedding is not only budget-friendly, but it is alsoContinue reading “7 Important Steps When Planning Your Civil Wedding”

How to Get Married Under the New Normal: Getting Your Marriage License

The pandemic brought most, if not all, of our big plans for 2020 to a screeching halt.  And that includes one of the most celebrated milestones in a person’s life: getting married. Are you one of the many couples whose plans for a big and happy wedding in 2020 were dashed because of COVID-19?  So howContinue reading “How to Get Married Under the New Normal: Getting Your Marriage License”

The Quezon City Hall Series: How to Apply for a Marriage License and Marriage Certificate Registration

A marriage license must be issued to a couple who intend to get married anywhere in the Philippines.  Even if you are marrying a foreign national, you still need to secure a marriage license.  Once issued, a marriage license is valid within 120 days and will automatically be cancelled at the expiration of 120 days.Continue reading “The Quezon City Hall Series: How to Apply for a Marriage License and Marriage Certificate Registration”

How to Secure a Marriage License at the Manila City Hall

A marriage license is required of couples who intend to get married in a church or through civil rites.  It can be secured at the city or municipal hall where the marrying parties reside.  The marriage license may be used anywhere in the country and is valid for 120 days. Here are the list ofContinue reading “How to Secure a Marriage License at the Manila City Hall”

Marriages That Are Exempted From Marriage License Requirements

Bonjour!  Mabuhay! A marriage may only be officiated after all the documentary requirements have been satisfied by the couple to be married.  Most important is the Marriage License granted by the Local Civil Registry.  There are, however, special cases when Marriage License requirements are waived or the marrying couple is exempted from executing the saidContinue reading “Marriages That Are Exempted From Marriage License Requirements”