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?”

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”

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”

Annulment in the Philippines: The Grounds for ‘Letting Go’

Divorce is not honored nor practiced in the Philippines.  The only option for Filipino couples to legally separate and regain their freedom to marry another person is to get their marriage annulled.  Annulment processes are long and expensive, often ugly and traumatic especially when children are involved.  Unlike divorce where the couple need only toContinue reading “Annulment in the Philippines: The Grounds for ‘Letting Go’”

What Charges Can Be Filed Against A Philandering Husband and His Mistress?

Have these things been happening in your home lately? Husband taking his mobile phone everywhere he goes, even in the shower. Credit card charges made at restaurants you know you’ve never visited with your spouse ever. Frequent “company trips” to romantic places like Tagaytay, Baguio, and Palawan.  And no, wives and kids are not invited.Continue reading “What Charges Can Be Filed Against A Philandering Husband and His Mistress?”

Annulment vs. Declaration of Nullity of Marriage

Bonjour!  Mabuhay! We are still on the topic of annulment and a few days back, we touched on the Reformed Annulment Process recently announced by the Catholic Church.  The web is rich with information on this touchy subject and through diligent research, I discovered that Annulment per se and Nullity of Marriage are two differentContinue reading “Annulment vs. Declaration of Nullity of Marriage”