Can You Annul Your Marriage If You Find Out That Your Spouse Is Gay?

In the Philippines, the grounds for annulment are limited to the following (based on the Family Code): Lack of parental consent at the time of marriage (if the one or both parties was below 21 years old at the time of marriage) Psychological incapacity Fraud Force, intimidation, or undue influence Impotence Sexually transmissible diseases. BelieveContinue reading “Can You Annul Your Marriage If You Find Out That Your Spouse Is Gay?”

Absolute Divorce in the Philippines: Do You Agree?

Would you agree to legalize divorce in the Philippines? Why or why not? The Philippines and the Vatican City remain to be the only two nations in the world that do not allow divorce. In our country, a couple may only file for an annulment of their marriage if they wish to dissolve their union.Continue reading “Absolute Divorce in the Philippines: Do You Agree?”

Does My Child Become Illegitimate After My Annulment?

Now here is a valid question that newly-annulled parents often ask us.  So we endeavored to gather the facts to try and answer this rather sad question (one of the saddest, if not the saddest). Our research led us to where the same question was raised and the answer was provided by one Atty.Continue reading “Does My Child Become Illegitimate After My Annulment?”

The 20 Grounds for Divorce in the Philippines

There are four additional grounds that the divorce bill will include in the list of reasons why a person may seek to dissolve his or her marriage.  Bear in mind that the grounds listed for legal separation and annulment remain in effect and are carried into the divorce bill.  Below are the grounds under ArticleContinue reading “The 20 Grounds for Divorce in the Philippines”

5 Things You Need to Know About the Divorce Bill

On February 21, 2018, the House Committee on Population and Family Relations gave its thumbs up to the bill that will introduce divorce as a means to dissolve marriages in the Philippines.  As of the moment, the only way you can get out of a dysfunctional marriage is through annulment, which costs a fortune andContinue reading “5 Things You Need to Know About the Divorce Bill”

Are You In Favor of Implementing Divorce In The Philippines?

In the Philippines, if you would like to regain your capacity to marry, you need to file a case for annulment and pray that you win the battle against your spouse.  It is a long and tedious process of mainly destroying the character of the person you married to prove that the marriage was either:Continue reading “Are You In Favor of Implementing Divorce In The Philippines?”

How to File an Annulment of Marriage in the Philippines

“Ang mahal nang magpakasal ngayon! Kulang ang P200,000 na budget,” says the groom-to-be to his brother who will be standing as the Best Man in his wedding. “Mas mahal ang annulment.  Ang habang proseso pa.” Quips the brother who, incidentally, just got the court’s decision on the annulment he filed several years back against hisContinue reading “How to File an Annulment of Marriage in the Philippines”

Requirements for Declaration of Presumption of Death

A common question we receive from readers is how to remarry without going through the process of annulment or divorce.  Of course the obvious answer to this question is there is no other way for a married person to get married again unless his or her spouse dies and makes him a widow/widower.  This answerContinue reading “Requirements for Declaration of Presumption of Death”