Legal Advice

Prescription of lender’s right to collect from debtor varies

October 24, 2014 11:12 pm

Dear PAO, My brother-in-law borrowed P80,000.00 from me in January 2006. We agreed that he will return the money without interest after two months or on March 30, 2006. Unfortunately, he has not paid his indebtedness to me up to … Read more »

Victims of violence can opt for three protection orders

October 23, 2014 10:48 pm

Dear PAO, My son-in-law has been repeatedly abusing my daughter physically and psychologically. My daughter already filed a complaint for violation of Republic Act 9262 against her husband before the Prosecutor’s Office. She was already issued a barangay (village) protection … Read more »

Forcing women to stay single on the job illegal

October 23, 2014 12:42 am

Dear PAO, I’m wondering if my employer can legally require me to hold off my plans to get married based on an alleged provision in my employment contract requiring me to remain single as long as I am employed in … Read more »

Joint wills prohibited by law

October 21, 2014 8:02 pm

Dear PAO, My wife and I are already of old age and in preparation for our eventual demise, we deem it proper to address this inevitable event by preparing our last will and testament. Because of this, my wife and … Read more »

Child support depends on giver’s resources

October 21, 2014 8:55 am

Dear PAO, I have been asking for support from the father of my 9-year-old son. He used to provide for the needs of our son but he has stopped sending money since August 2014. We had a small argument regarding … Read more »

Successful land buy-back depends on how property was foreclosed

October 19, 2014 10:03 pm

Dear PAO, Nine months ago, my land was foreclosed and auctioned off after I failed to pay my outstanding loan. I wanted to recover my property so I raised the money to pay my outstanding obligation, but the buyer refuses … Read more »

Collection suit for unpaid fee can be filed in court

October 18, 2014 10:13 pm

Dear PAO, I am a practicing professional and I want to know how I can collect my professional fee from the relatives of my client, who is a child. They kept on promising me that they will pay my professional … Read more »

Documents needed to mortgage lot

October 17, 2014 11:06 pm

Dear July, Before a mortgage can be validly instituted, the essential requisites enumerated in Article 2085 of the Civil Code of the Philippines must be complied with: “Article 2085xxx That they be constituted to secure the fulfillment of a principal … Read more »

Forged signature invalidates last will and testament

October 16, 2014 10:43 pm

Dear PAO,     My grandmother, who died in London, left a last will and testament, which she allegedly made a day before she died. When we checked the will, however, the signature therein does not appear to be hers and … Read more »

Self-appointed manager can’t demand ‘service’ fee

October 15, 2014 11:59 pm

Dear PAO, My aunt has a small property in Sampaloc, Manila. It has been a couple of years since she last stayed there. She has no family of her own and she moved to our house here in Laguna because … Read more »