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Divorce In The Philippines – Part 1 (by Perry Gamsby)

It might be a bit like jinxing the relationship you are about to enter into by talking about the ending of a marriage, but the reality for many foreigners who find their soul-mate in the Philippines is that she could already be married to someone else. The common misconception is that there is no divorce in the Philippines. This is not technically correct. You can end a marriage, but it isn’t easy, quick or inexpensive.


What is Divorce?

Divorce is the ending of a legal marriage, so the first thing to consider is whether the marriage itself is legal. Many, believe it or not, aren’t, or rather they might not have completely complied with the relevant legislation that governs marriage in the Republic of the Philippines. This is The Family Code. The Family Code, Chapter 1, Article 1 defines marriage as: Continue reading


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We got into the migration advice profession and founded Down Under Visa years ago, driven by a desire to help. I did, and still, consider this to be my vocation. My “calling” in life. I spent seven years as a single father raising two young sons by myself. Seven years, because I refused to just “settle”. I wanted the best marriage and the best family with the best woman. And when I decided to find a wife and the Philippines and met Mila I had just that……and still do. And now we help others to find the same level of happiness, contentment and functionality in their marriages and their family lives. Continue reading

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PerryGamsby’s first article going up today

First article from Perry Gamsby is going up today on filipinawives.wordpress.com

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No cost. Just a good way of learning more about Filipino culture and cross-cultural relationships.


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Perry Gamsby – well-known Aussie author

Down Under Visa clients would have come across the name of Perry Gamsby. I’ve encouraged all of you to purchase a book (three books combined into one) about Aussie-Filipina relationships. This is the Filipina 101, 202 and 303 books.


Perry wrote these whilst living as an Australian expat in the Philippines for 8 years. He has a Filipina wife and they have 5 children together. He also wrote books on making a living in the Philippines, Philippines property purchase, personal safety and others. If you search his name on Amazon.com you can find all of his books for sale. Continue reading

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