How To Update Your Last Name And Marital Status After Getting Married

Have you been married for quite a few months now but are still clueless on how to go about updating your marital status in your SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG accounts? Do you really need to change your last name in all your IDs now that you are a wife? Updating your marital status in allContinue reading “How To Update Your Last Name And Marital Status After Getting Married”

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?”

Can I Get A Copy Of My Partner’s CENOMAR Without Him Knowing?

This is a question we commonly receive in our inbox. So to satisfy everyone’s curiosity, the straight and easy answer is no. A CENOMAR, or Certificate of No Marriage, is proof that a person is single and is free to marry. The CENOMAR of a person who is married, or was married, will bear theContinue reading “Can I Get A Copy Of My Partner’s CENOMAR Without Him Knowing?”

How To Authorize Another Person To Request For A Copy Of Your PSA Birth Certificate

Every person in our country is protected by the Data Privacy Act of 2012. This means that your personal data may only be accessed with your permission and used only within the bounds of the terms and conditions of the purpose for which your data is required. In the same manner, every establishment that hasContinue reading “How To Authorize Another Person To Request For A Copy Of Your PSA Birth Certificate”

What to Do When the Gender Field in Your Birth Certificate is Blank

An unpopulated field in your birth certificate is not a good thing; however, it also is not as alarming as an incorrect birth year, incorrect year of marriage, or worse, an incorrect last name. Just the same, if there are blanks in your birth certificate where a pertinent personal detail should be, you need toContinue reading “What to Do When the Gender Field in Your Birth Certificate is Blank”

Is It Important to Indicate the Date and Place of the Parents’ Marriage in the Child’s Birth Certificate?

Each and every entry in a civil registry document, such as a Certificate of Live Birth, is important. The birth certificate is the sole basis for a person’s identity and lineage and will be asked of that person every time he makes important transactions such as enroll in school, apply for a bank account, travel,Continue reading “Is It Important to Indicate the Date and Place of the Parents’ Marriage in the Child’s Birth Certificate?”

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”

Child Support in the Philippines: All You Need to Know

Perhaps one of the most favorite topics of neighborhood Maritesses is child support (well, second only to who’s not paying his or her growing pa-lista at the sari-sari store). And why not? A couple may break off their relationship very quietly but the moment one parent (most of the time, the father) fails to provideContinue reading “Child Support in the Philippines: All You Need to Know”