What is the punishment for bigamy in Philippines?
Bigamy carries with it the imposable penalty of prision mayor. Being punishable by an afflictive penalty, this crime prescribes in fifteen (15) years. The fifteen-year prescriptive period commences to run from the day on which the crime is discovered by the offended party, the authorities, or their agents.
Can I divorce my husband if he takes a second wife?
In this way, the wife shall have the right to seek divorce when the husband marries another woman and she may also demand the payment of her deferred dowry. There is no minimum limit to the mahr but the maximum is subject to the law on dowries.
How many years do you have to live with someone to be considered married?
Despite much belief to the contrary, the length of time you live together does not by itself determine whether a common law marriage exists. No state law or court decision says seven years or ten years of cohabitation is all that is needed for a common law marriage. It's only one factor the court may consider.
What happens when a polygamist husband dies?
“Polygamy is legally recognized and all wives in a customary marriage have an equal share in the deceased husband's estate. Thereafter, the executor will allocate each wife an equal share of the estate. The children will also begiven their share.