2017 (Civil Law) Bar Exam Questions: Question 1

[Answer/discuss the question below, or see 2017 bar exam Civil Law Instructions; 2017 Labor Law Questions: 23456789101112131415, and 16; See also 2017 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Results]

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State whether the following marital unions are valid, void, or voidable, and give the corresponding justifications for your answer:

(a) Ador and Becky’s marriage wherein Ador was afflicted with AIDS prior to the marriage. (2%)

(b)Carlos’ marriage to Dina which took place after Dina had poisoned her previous husband Edu in order to free herself from any impediment in order to live with Carlos. (2%)

(c) Eli and Fely’s marriage solemnized seven years after the disappearance of Chona, Eli’s previous spouse, after the plane she had boarded crashed in the West Philippine Sea. (2%)

(d) David who married Lina immediately the day after obtaining a judicial decree annulling his prior marriage to Elisa. (2%)

(e) Marriage of Zoren and Carmina who did not secure a marriage license prior to their wedding, but lived together as husband and wife for 10 years without any legal impediment to marry. (2%)

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