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…

What Can I Do If I Find Myself in a Violent Relationship?

DSLaw Family Law Series WHAT CAN I DO IF I FIND MYSELF IN A VIOLENT RELATIONSHIP? [Understanding the Law on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) under Republic Act No. 9262] Republic Act No. 9262, otherwise known as the "Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004," defines and criminalizes acts of violence against…