Legal Advice

A father’s obligation to an illegitimate child

April 24, 2014 8:23 pm

Dear PAO, I have a four-month-old baby. It was recognized by his father in its birth certificate although I was not married to the father. Unfortunately the father of my child left us because he could not live without a … Read more »

The conditions of a mortgage

April 23, 2014 10:38 pm

Dear PAO, We have a small lot back in our province in the name of my parents. When my mother became sick, my father entered into a contract with our neighbor wherein in exchange for an amount of money that … Read more »

Educational support for an adult child

April 22, 2014 8:13 pm

Dear PAO, Can I still ask support from my father even if I am no longer a minor? I’m still single but unemployed. My parents are not married to each other. I want to finish a degree in college but … Read more »

The penalty for malicious mischief

April 21, 2014 8:40 pm

Dear PAO, The employer of my husband filed a complaint for malicious mischief against him. Does the penalty for this involve imprisonment? We don’t know anything about this crime. Please help us. Charm Dear Charm, Malicious mischief is defined as … Read more »

Live-in partners seek to marry each other

April 20, 2014 8:54 pm

Dear PAO, My live-in partner for seven years and I are planning to get married. Is it true that it is not necessary for us to apply for a marriage license? Leo Dear Leo, As a rule, a marriage license … Read more »

Recognition of foreign judgment

April 19, 2014 10:46 pm

Dear PAO, I am an overseas Filipino worker who was previously married to an African in his home country. We got a divorce there and he gave me the divorce papers since he said he wanted me out of his … Read more »

Failure to pay for delivered goods

April 15, 2014 8:35 pm

Dear PAO, I bought several units of personal computers for the small shop that I will open in two months. The units were already delivered to me and I have paid 50 percent of the total value of the units … Read more »

The surname of an illegitimate child

April 14, 2014 11:23 pm

Dear PAO, I have read that illegitimate children may not be compelled to use the surname of their father. Is this true? I have an eight-year-old illegitimate child. Her father has not actually acknowledged her yet, although he has signified … Read more »

Proper middle name and surname of illegitimate child

April 13, 2014 9:43 pm

Dear PAO, I am a single parent and I have questions concerning the legal name of my daughter. The first relates to her middle name. In the birth certificate of my child, I erroneously wrote my middle name as her … Read more »

Contract to sell or contract of sale

April 12, 2014 8:51 pm

Dear PAO, My mother together with us, her children, own a parcel of land with a building improvement. Since it was impossible to divide the property among us, we all agreed to sell it to one of my sisters. Our … Read more »