I've met a wonderful Filipino girl and we've been living together in our expat country for a few years now.
We are now looking at our future plans together and how/where we eventually retire but, here's the thing; she's still married.
She married many, many years ago and as it turned out, her "husband" was a drug addict that also physically abused her and then also had an affair. She left him.
Move on 8 years or so and we then meet in a country other than my home country or hers, the Philippines. We want to get married but we see that this is going to be problematic and difficult because of him. She recently contacted her ex over social media asking if he would divorce her and he refused outright saying "I don't ever want you to be happy".
As it turns out, the guy is now living in Singapore with a new girl and has already had a child with ANOTHER girl back in his home province. Given these bits of information I looked up an Annulment but it appears adultery is not a basis for annulment? Hope i'm wrong! I also believe, again, hope i'm wrong, that she cannot get divorced without his agreement, which is clearly not going to happen...
Have i misunderstood the rules about adultery? I hope so! If this is sufficient grounds (maybe the law has changed?) then I believe this would be the best way, making sure the solicitors do not know it's because she want's to remarry a UK person... she's "seeking to ensure her husband doesn't have any claim on inheritance and that it goes to her family" ;-)
Thanks for any advice!!!