Legal Advice

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 »

Arresting circumstances

April 11, 2014 8:47 pm

Dear PAO, I just want to know if a person charged with a crime for which a warrant of arrest was issued can be arrested by a police officer without showing the warrant of arrest. Can the arrest be effected … Read more »

When one is bitten by a rabid dog

April 10, 2014 8:34 pm

Dear PAO, My son was bitten by our neighbor’s dog. I learned that the dog was not vaccinated against rabies. Is there a law that penalizes owners of dogs who fail to have their dogs vaccinated with anti-rabies? Can I … Read more »

When your former in-laws take custody of your kids

April 9, 2014 7:41 pm

Dear PAO, I am a mother of two and my ex-husband is in the UK working as a nurse. Last year, my former husband visited my children and took them with him with a promise of returning them. He is … Read more »

The salary of a resigning employee

April 8, 2014 8:29 pm

Dear PAO, I am planning to resign from my job. I know that I should give at least a thirty-day notice to my employer before the date of my intended resignation. Since our salary is given twice a month, on … Read more »