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. Hello po attorney..matagal na po kaming hiwalay at di nagsasama ng asawa ko..nagkaroon po kasi sya ng babae dati at inamin nya mismo sakin last 2011.dahil sa nasaktan ako mas minabuti kung makipaghiwalay sa kanya.pru dahil n din iniisip ko na malaking halaga ang kailangan pra sa processo ng annulment d nalng ako ng file..ngayon po after 5 years na d kami nagsama may nakilala po akong guy..at sa kasalukuyan po nagsasama kami..anu po ba dapat kung gawin para mawalang bisa ang kasal ko dati attorney..at anu po ang nararapat na aksyon ang gagawin ko sa sitwasyon ko ngayon..salamat po

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  2. I need good lawyer po.
    Kasal po ako since 2011 but naghiwalay po kami 2012.
    My gf na din po sya now.
    My kanya kanyang buhay na po kami.
    But gusto ko pong ma annul yung kasal namin. Napilitan lang naman po kami magpakasal dahil sabi ng mama nya mahihirapan dw mag aral yung anak namin pag hindi kami kinasal. My mama po ako pero iba po yung gumawa ng authorization or concent…
    anu po dapat kong gawin
    Reply please

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