Child Custody: A Guide For Single Parents

Child custody is a delicate issue especially among unmarried couples. Almost always, it is the mother who takes custody of her children especially if they are still minors. Today’s blog endeavors to answer some frequently asked questions about child custody, especially for single parents. All the facts stated in this blog are based on theContinue reading “Child Custody: A Guide For Single Parents”

What Case Can Be Filed Against A Cheating Spouse?

In the Philippines, a cheating husband can be charged with concubinage, while a cheating wife can be charged with adultery if they sleep with other people while they are still legally married. Both charges are criminal offenses and are punishable by imprisonment. If that is not enough to keep a husband or wife from seekingContinue reading “What Case Can Be Filed Against A Cheating Spouse?”

Should You Get A Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a formal contract executed by soon-to-be married couples that define their property rights after they get married. It is a document written and signed by the marrying parties and made legally binding before the couple is officially married. It may cover the following conditions, based on Article 75 of the FamilyContinue reading “Should You Get A Prenuptial Agreement?”

What is the Difference Between Annulment of Marriage and Declaration of Nullity of Marriage?

So, you and your spouse “have lost that lovin’ feeling”, huh? Or maybe there’s still some feelings left but not enough to keep you in the relationship and in the same home. Since divorce is yet to be legalized in our country, you only have two options: be legally separated from your spouse, or fileContinue reading “What is the Difference Between Annulment of Marriage and Declaration of Nullity of Marriage?”

The Proposed New Number Coding Scheme: What You Need To Know

Four months after the MMDA re-activated the number coding scheme (after a long lull because of quarantine restrictions, lockdowns, etc.), the public is now being asked to brace itself for a new number coding implementation where vehicles will be banned from using Metro Manila roads not once, but twice, in a week. Here are theContinue reading “The Proposed New Number Coding Scheme: What You Need To Know”

Are Illegitimate Children Entitled to Receive Inheritances from Their Parents?

An illegitimate child is one who was conceived and born out of wedlock, born of bigamous marriage, of adulterous relations, or born of couples below 18 years old, whether the parents were married (and which marriage is void) or not. Unless the child’s biological parents marry each other later on and file a legitimation forContinue reading “Are Illegitimate Children Entitled to Receive Inheritances from Their Parents?”

What You Need to Prepare Before Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation

In the Philippines (and probably in every predominantly Catholic country), children receive the sacrament of confirmation before they enter their teens. Although I know of a couple of persons who got their confirmation rites in their adult years, mainly because they could not remember if they have received this rite before. Anyhow, the sacrament ofContinue reading “What You Need to Prepare Before Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation”

Types of Marriages That Do Not Require a Marriage License

We all know that in order to get married, you need to secure a marriage license from the LGU of your place of residence. A marriage license certifies that you (and your fiance) are free to marry based on your age and your current civil status. Without it, you are essentially unauthorized to get married.Continue reading “Types of Marriages That Do Not Require a Marriage License”