Annulment in the Philippines: Questions and Answers (Part 6)

We have time to address some questions relating to annulment in the Philippines. Let’s consolidate the questions that are newly raised for easy reference. We shall update this post to include new issues we encounter (again, please search through the other posts or the comments to check if a question related to yours was already addressed). As always, please remember that nothing should here should be taken as legal advice (for clients, please click here).

If I file a petition for legal separation, can I use my own sexual infidelity as a ground?

It is interesting to note that among the grounds for legal separation, as listed above, only “sexual infidelity or perversion” is not qualified by the phrase “of the respondent” or “by respondent”. This may give the impression that the sexual infidelity of the petitioner, or the one who filed the petition, may be used as a ground in legal separation. We must consider, however, that legal separation is filed by the innocent spouse or the “aggrieved party” against the guilty spouse.

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  1. Good day!
    I just want to ask what if I file annulment case can I file a case for concubinage as well? They have a child already.
    Thank you…

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  2. dear atty pinay po 2 years na po akong kasal kinasal po ako sa isang swedish cetizen na or foriegner may anak po na 2 years old now minsan po ang asawa ko nag bibigay po sya ng sustinto sa anak ko minsan po 4 months or 6 months na wala ang reason nya po sa akin ako daw po ang bumuhay or bahala sa anako namen kasi nasa estado ko raw po atty wala po akung work sinces na pinakasalan nya ko isa lamang po akong mahirap na tao hirap po ako ngayon at naawa po ako sa anak namen kung saan saan po ako nakikitira kasi po ang asawa ko walang pakiaalam sa amen ano po ba ang dapat kung gawin ..

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  3. hi atty.

    magandang hapon po, my itatanung lang po sana ako, gusto ko pong mag file ng annulment para sa wife ko, hiwalay na po kami this year lang dahil sa ugali nya po; sapat na po bang dahilan ung wla na kaming contact (sex) for 5 years, sinisiraan niya po ako sa lahat ng tao nakakausap niya, sa loob naman po ng bahay plagi kaming ng aaway pati mga bata po sinisira niya loob para lumayo sa akin, minumura ako sa harap ng maraming tao maraming beses na, sinasaktan din po ako physical. sana po matulungan niyo ako dahil matagal kna pong tiniis ito at marami na pong na apektuhan pati pamilya ko kasi dinadamay niya at doon siya mag escandalo. gusto kna po mg file ng annulment pra mtapos na po at legal na hiwalay kami. magkano po kya gastusin atty.? ung boss ko po kasi 3 years na ung file ng annulment nya at malaki na gastos niya hangang ngaun wla pong resulta dahil tuwing hiring po hindi pumupunta ung atty. nghandle ng case, sana po ma email niyo po sakin ung mga advices at ung step by step sa pag file, tapos kong my ma recommend po kayong magaling na atty. na mabilis mag ayos ng ganitong case. thank you po sana po mahelp mo po ako

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