Legal Advice

Husband can seize, read letters of spouse

May 28, 2015 9:08 pm

Dear PAO, My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years. Although we lived harmoniously for the longest time, I always have a suspicion that she had an affair earlier in our marriage. I was able to confirm … Read more »

Raps can be filed vs seller of stolen property

May 27, 2015 11:24 pm

Dear PAO, My brother’s high-end laptop was recently stolen in a restaurant where he was a regular customer. Although he reported it to the proper authorities who were able to secure a surveillance video of the thief in the act … Read more »

Tenant can’t be ejected without legal ground

May 26, 2015 10:51 pm

Dear PAO, My sister had the first floor of her apartment leased. She wants to know what possible grounds she can use in order to ask the court to remove the lessees who are presently occupying her apartment. Asic Dear … Read more »

Deed of donation can be revoked

May 25, 2015 9:16 pm

Dear PAO, My brother is already 59 years old and until now he has not married, neither does he have any child. He mentioned that he wants to donate the house and lot that he was able to purchase in … Read more »

Patience a must as resolving complaints takes time

May 24, 2015 9:15 pm

Dear PAO, I am thinking of filing a complaint against my employer before the Department of Labor and Employment for illegal dismissal as well as over money claims because of non-payment of my last pay and certain benefits. I just … Read more »

Heir’s disinheritance should be justified

May 23, 2015 9:30 pm

Dear PAO, My uncle passed away three weeks ago. His wife and two children are now in the process of settling the properties that he left, which includes a house and lot and a bank account. Before he passed away, … Read more »

Marriage still valid even if wife, husband live apart

May 22, 2015 8:27 pm

Dear PAO, Can I still file a criminal case for concubinage against my husband and his live-in partner even if we have been separated in fact for two years now? AR Dear AR, Under our laws, married couples are obliged … Read more »

Legal separation does not cut marriage bond

May 21, 2015 10:27 pm

Dear PAO, What are the grounds that I can use for filing legal separation? Can I marry again after my husband and I were legally separated? Carla Dear Carla, Article 55 enumerates the grounds that may be used in filing … Read more »

Illegitimate child entitled to financial support

May 20, 2015 9:49 pm

Dear PAO, I have a son with my ex-boyfriend. After we separated, the father of my son got married and now has his own children. Can I still oblige him to give financial support to our son? Jobelle Dear Jobelle, … Read more »

Family Code fixes marrying age at 18

May 19, 2015 10:05 pm

Dear PAO, I was only 17 years old when I was married, but this was with the consent of my parents. However, my husband and I separated one year after our marriage. Can I file a petition for the declaration … Read more »