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Full-Time Housewife and Marital Separation

I and married for almost 7 years and with that I have 2 kids with my husband. I am currently in a family crisis where my husband and I haven’t had good relationship (we’re not always talking but living in the same house). Today, we decided to live separately. I have no work as of the moment since my kids have been sickly and been going in and out of the hospital that made us decide that I stop working and be a full time mother and housewife. Now that my husband will be leaving our house, leaving the kids with me, I want to know what are my rights as a legal wife and him being the father of our kids?

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Annulment Philippines 2014

There’s a spike in google searches concerning “annulment philippines 2014.” Sure, we have a lot of discussion on annulment, declaration of nullity and legal separation — all intended to be helpful discussions. It has become harder to follow each discussion thread and so I am constrained to pour limited time with the more “interesting” topics and queries. Continue reading

Can a Married Woman Change the Surname Used in a Philippine Passport?

A passport, in general, is an official document of identity and nationality issued to a person intending to travel or sojourn in foreign countries. A “Philippine passport,” on the other hand, is a document certifying to the Philippine citizenship of the holder in use for travel purposes. Passport means a document issued by the Philippine government to its citizens and requesting other governments to allow its citizens to pass safely and freely, and in case of need to give him/her all lawful aid and protection. Continue reading

Spouses Signing an Agreement to Separate or End Marriage

The previous practice in discussing the endless topics relating to annulment was a series of posts, each one containing a number of questions and answers. Figured that centralizing the discussions would be more helpful. The repetition of the same questions, however, led us to experiment in having separate posts for each sub-topic. First do a search to check if there are related discussions. Continue reading

Abandonment, Subsequent Relationship and Legal Separation

“I am separated from my wife for 5 years now. It’s a separation in fact and not really a legal separation. Can I file a petition for legal separation and if the petition is granted, can I live with another woman without marriage?” This question was already answered in a previous Q&A and the usual recourse is to point to that post. Nevertheless, it might be helpful to centralize and expand the discussion. Continue reading

Length of Time when Husband and Wife are Separated Does not Automatically Nullify Marriage

Experience makes you, well, really old. It also makes you realize a couple of things — like people asking a question that was asked and answered before. It’s human nature, I guess, and it would be ok if we have all the time in the world to sift through questions (again, sorry if I rarely reply to questions). We recently received this query: “Can a married man re-marry after 10 yrs. separation?” You helpful folks out there must have noticed that this question, and shades thereof, had been asked so many times before. This is tackled in our previous discussion: Continue reading