The Philippines has become one of the most expensive countries in the world to divorce, according to a recent study.
But the country also has one of Asia’s best divorce rates and the number of divorces is down dramatically compared to a decade ago.
A recent survey of nearly 3,000 Filipinos by the Center for Asian Law & Policy, a Hong Kong-based non-profit, found that almost half of Filipinos have been divorced since 2007.
A majority of the divorced people were single men.
About half of them had been divorced at least once before.
They included a married couple, who divorced when their marriage broke down, and a single mother, who separated when her husband remarried.
More than half of the people who had been married and had children said that their divorce had cost them money.
A quarter of the respondents reported that they were in debt, and many reported that their husbands were also the primary instigators.
The center estimates that at least 4.4 million Filipinos are divorced, a figure that is higher than the total number of divorced people worldwide.
However, the report only includes divorced Filipinos who are living together, so it does not include those who are separated or divorced.
Some people who were divorced in other countries have a history of remarriage.
A study published in the Australian Medical Journal in 2012 by University of Sydney researcher, Professor Philip Hock, estimated that as many as 10 million Filipinas may have divorced after being separated for more than 10 years.
He said that the vast majority of divorced Filipinas were remarcheons, meaning that their partners left them for a new one, or that they had left their children to be raised by another family.
Hock’s study also found that remarriages were far more common in urban areas, where the rate of remarryments was highest.
“This is because of a lack of adequate resources in many of the countrys largest cities,” Hock said.
“In many cases, there is no formal process in place for remarrying in the state of the law, and remarryment in some cases is an illegal practice.”
A survey conducted in 2014 by the Centre for Social and Economic Research at the University of California, Los Angeles, found out that divorce rates in the country were at the highest in Asia.
Of the 522,000 divorced Filipina adults, 1,800 were remarryed in a state of law.
“As a result, many of these divorced Filipinos do not know how to properly navigate divorce laws in the States,” said Maria Paz, a researcher at the Centre.
“Their lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities is contributing to a huge increase in the divorce rate.”
Filipinas who divorce are likely to be treated unfairly In addition to not having access to a divorce lawyer, Filipinas also face difficulties in obtaining a divorce.
According to the Center, the most common reasons why Filipinas are unable to obtain a divorce are financial hardship, the inability to find a good divorce lawyer and poor legal representation.
“The financial hardship that we are facing in the absence of a divorce law and its inability to protect a divorcee in a court is due to a lack and lack of access to divorce courts,” said Paz.
She said that only 10 percent of divorced women and 10 percent, or 30 percent, of divorced men were able to obtain the legal services needed to obtain an annulment or a separation order in their state of marriage.
“We have no idea how to represent the interests of the ex-partner who divorced us in court,” said Marina, a divorced woman from the capital Manila.
Marina has two children who have been living with her and her husband.
Her husband left her and the children when she divorced him in 2015.
“He told me that he had done something to his wife that would not be forgiven,” Marina said.
Marina said that when she went to the Philippines consulate in Hong Kong to obtain divorce papers, she was told that her divorce had already been filed in the local court.
The consulate told her that her application was not valid.
Marina is now seeking divorce in Manila because she does not have a good legal representation in the city.
“I think that the Filipinas will suffer a lot because they have no representation in a local court,” Marina told Engadge.
“It is only in the United States, where there is a better representation, that people like me are able to go to court.”
Engadged’s Philippine edition was launched in January 2017, but the publication is not yet complete.
A new edition will be published this year.
According the Philippine Institute of Statistics and Research, in the past five years, the number who were unemployed and who were living with friends, relatives or in the community have increased by more than 300 percent.