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.

96 thoughts on “Annulment in the Philippines: Questions and Answers (Part 6)”

  1. Dear Atty.,

    I had a previous family we had 2 kids but I did not marry her… I got another woman and we married thru Municipal mayor.. She had a daughter to other guy…can this be grounds for annulment? I wnt to get back my previous fmily which i want to marry her whn annulmnt to my present wife is done. What will i do Atty. Thnk you.

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  2. Hi attorney good eve po… Ako po so beth ask ko LNG po kung ano dapat ko gawin…kasal po ako 2001 tapos po nag hiwalay kmi ng asawa ko nung 2009 kc po nag asawa siya s Dubai at may anak n po Sila.andto n po sila s Pinas…pero po may anak Din kmi apat at d nia sinusuportahan…ground po b yun para ma annul.n ang kasal nmin…pls help nmn po…..I’m waiting your reply attorney in my email…thanks

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