Do you sometimes find yourself asking, “Do I need a lawyer for this?” There are a number of remedies available to you, wherein you may not need a lawyer to represent you in the beginning or throughout the proceedings, or you might even be prohibited from having a lawyer present. In TV advertisements of non-prescription…

After a family member (the “Decedent,” for brevity) passes away, one of the common questions among the surviving family members is how to deal with the properties that the Decedent left behind. There may be real and personal properties registered under the name of the Decedent. Money deposited in the bank, stock certificates, club shares,…

In the case of Tan-Andal vs. Andal, G.R. No. 196359, 11 May 2021, the Supreme Court (SC) En Banc modified the interpretation of the requirements of psychological incapacity as a ground for the declaration of nullity of marriage. According to the SC, psychological incapacity is not a medical but a legal concept. It is a…

Learn more about legal separation, its legal grounds, effects, requirements, procedure, and cost considerations. A. Legal Separation, Generally Legal separation is a legal remedy for couples suffering from a problematic marriage. In legal separation, the couple is allowed to live apart and separately own assets. However, legally separated couples are not permitted to remarry, since…

February 21, 2019 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11222 AN ACT ALLOWING THE RECTIFICATION OF SIMULATED BIRTH RECORDS AND PRESCRIBING ADMINISTRATIVE ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLE I General Provisions SECTION 1. Short Title.— This Act shall be known as the “Simulated Birth Rectification Act.” SECTION 2. Objectives.— This Act shall have the following objectives: (a) To grant amnesty and allow…

Learn more about domestic adoption, who may adopt, who may be adopted, what are the requirements for domestic adoption, the procedure, and cost considerations. What is Adoption? Adoption is a juridical act which creates between two persons a relationship similar to that which results from legitimate paternity and affiliation. There are two types of adoption:…

Learn more about declaration of nullity of marriage, the legal grounds, effects of declaration of nullity of marriage, the requirements, procedure, and cost considerations. A. Declaration of Nullity of Marriage, Generally The declaration of nullity of marriage applies to marriages that are null and void from the beginning (void ab initio), due to the absence…

We are sharing an infographic on Banned Personalities at Philippine casinos, based on PAGCOR regulations. We are hoping this infographic will help those who fear that relatives or they themselves are developing a gambling addiction.

While Section 3 of R.A. No. 9262 (the “Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004”) provides that the offender be related or connected to the victim by marriage, former marriage, or a sexual or dating relationship, it does not preclude the application of the principle of conspiracy under the RPC. Section 47 of…