Can a Filipino File for Divorce Abroad?

DSLaw Family Law Series CAN I FILE FOR DIVORCE ABROAD IF I AM A FILIPINO CITIZEN? [Understanding Article 26 of the Family Code of the Philippines] It is of common knowledge that there is no divorce in the Philippines just yet. In fact, the Philippines is the only country in the world without divorce law…

Why Do I Need to Make a Last Will & Testament?

DSLaw Succession Law Series WHY DO I NEED TO MAKE A LAST WILL & TESTAMENT? [Understanding the Law of Succession under the Civil Code of the Philippines] Based on our experience in the law practice, families often fight about inheritance. Some people even wage war against their own flesh and blood over a loved one’s…

What Happens to Our Property Relations If We are Cohabiting Outside the Benefit of Marriage?

DSLaw Family Law Series What Happens to Our Property Relations If We are Cohabiting Outside the Benefit of Marriage? [Understanding the Property Regimes under Articles 147 and 148 of the Family Code of the Philippines] Cohabitation is the public assumption by a man and a woman of the marital relation, and dwelling together as man…

Can I Get Married Without a License?

DSLaw Family Law Series CAN I GET MARRIED WITHOUT A LICENSE?[Understanding the Marriage License Exemption under the Family Code of the Philippines] Under the Family Code, no license shall be necessary for the marriage of a man and a woman who have lived together as husband and wife for at least five years and without…

Can I Marry Just for Money and Convenience?

DSLaw Family Law Series CAN I MARRY JUST FOR MONEY AND CONVENIENCE? [Understanding the Proper Consideration of Marriage for its Validity under the Family Code of the Philippines] Love is useless unless it is shared with another.[1] This is true as more often than not, people marry for love. Nevertheless, some would marry for convenience…

Is Breach of Promise to Marry an Actionable Wrong?

DSLaw Family Law Series IS BREACH OF PROMISE TO MARRY AN ACTIONABLE WRONG? [Understanding the Concept of Damages under the Civil Code of the Philippines] Imagine this: you’re on cloud nine. The love of your life proposed, and of course, you said, yes. You purchased the gown, the party dresses for the entourage, the flowers,…

What if I’m Richer than My Future Spouse?

DSLaw Family Law Series WHAT IF I'M RICHER THAN MY FUTURE SPOUSE? [Understanding the Different Types of Property Regime under the Family Code of the Philippines] For couples, once the engagement ring comes into the scene, there are countless things to prepare. They canvass the number of guests, the reception, the caterer, and other details…

Why Does the State Intervene in Family Cases?

DSLaw Family Law Series WHY DOES THE STATE INTERVENE IN FAMILY CASES? [Understanding the Importance of Family and Marriage under the Family Code of the Philippines] Did you know that there is always a third party to your marriage when you wed in the Philippines? Okay, let us explain. Of course, there is only the…

SC Announces the Release of 2019 Bar Examination Results

The results of the 2019 Bar Examinations will be posted on the Supreme Court website on April 29, 2020 after the High Court's en banc session. This is according to the Notice to the Bar Candidates issued by Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar Confidant Rosita M.R. Nacional, which was posted on the official Twitter…

What Happens to Children When Parents Break Off Their Marriage?

DSLaw Family Law Series WHAT HAPPENS TO CHILDREN WHEN PARENTS BREAK OFF THEIR MARRIAGE? [Understanding the Issues of Legitimacy, Child Custody and Support under the Family Code of the Philippines] The severance of marital ties in the Philippines does not only involve the husband and wife. A child-centered approach should also be given importance. Unfortunately,…