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”

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”

How to Get a Marriage License in the Philippines

My friend remembers that one of the most challenging things she had to accomplish for her wedding was securing a marriage license.  She recalls having a handful of questions about it but not being able to find anything of value online.  She ended up visiting the Quezon City hall where she finally got a listContinue reading “How to Get a Marriage License in the Philippines”

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”

Church Wedding: What You Need To Prepare

Bonjour!  Mabuhay! Filipino weddings are known for its grandiosity, whether held in the city or in remote provinces.  We are not one to let a major family event, such as the wedding of a child or the renewal of vows of our parents, go by without pomp and prestige.  Our seniors would sometimes say, “KahitContinue reading “Church Wedding: What You Need To Prepare”

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”