Legal Advice

Rescinding agreement between parties in motorcycle accident

June 27, 2016 10:10 pm

Dear PAO, My brother was hit by a motorcycle on June 13, 2016. The police officers who conducted an investigation referred the parties to barangay (village) officials. My brother and the owner of the motorcycle signed a kasunduan (agreement) that … Read more »

Abandonment is ground for legal separation

June 26, 2016 8:34 pm

Dear PAO, I have been married to Adrian for almost 10 years now, and have been separated from him since 2005. In the same year, he left our house without any reason. I only discovered lately that he has been … Read more »

Marriages solemnized abroad valid in PH

June 25, 2016 8:58 pm

Dear PAO, I married a foreigner in the USA a couple of years ago. Our marriage was registered there, but not here. Not long after that, we separated and I returned to the Philippines. Now, I found a new love, … Read more »

Issuing worthless or dishonored check punishable under BP 22

June 25, 2016 12:02 am

Dear PAO,I lent money to a friend. When the due date came, he issued a check to me which bounced when I tried to encash it. I would have just let it pass, but I need money now for my … Read more »

Concealment of homosexuality ground for annulment

June 23, 2016 9:35 pm

Dear PAO, My husband and I have been separated for three years now. We got married in 2012. It all began when I discovered that he was having an affair, not with another woman, but a man. I did not … Read more »

‘Court will always uphold respect for prior possession’ of land

June 22, 2016 9:48 pm

Dear PAO, I have been tilling a 360-square-meter land situated in Pampanga since 1995. I have already inquired as to the status of this land, and I was informed by a certain government agency that it owns the property. In … Read more »

Dissolve first marriage first before contracting second one

June 21, 2016 9:11 pm

Dear PAO, My mother relayed to me that she married my father when he was still below 18 years of age. This happened with the help of fixers in one of the cities here at the National Capital Region. My … Read more »

Assets acquired during cohabitation are shared equally

June 21, 2016 1:29 am

Dear PAO, John and I lived together for almost 10 years. We purchased several pieces of property during that time. When I discovered that he was having an affair with his co-worker, I confronted him about this and we decided … Read more »

Marriages solemnized abroad valid in PH

June 19, 2016 7:20 pm

Dear PAO, If a marriage between two Filipinos was validly celebrated abroad and later on one of them divorced the other, is this divorce valid in the Philippines? Philip Dear Philip, According to the Family Code of the Philippines, a … Read more »

Siblings can inherit from dead brother’s estate

June 18, 2016 8:33 pm

Dear PAO, My husband died last year leaving a handful of properties which we acquired during our marriage. Before our marriage in 1990, we did not execute an agreement as to our property relation. We had no child and his … Read more »