Philippines Legal Articles

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Adoption in the Philippines for Non-Residents: The Hague on Inter-Country Adoption

The Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption is a treaty to which the Republic of the Philippines has already acceded.

How to Adopt a Child in the Philippines: A Step-by-Step Guide

There are basically two ways to initiate a domestic adoption in the Philippines, the administrative and the judicial.

8 Steps to a Successful Annulment in the Philippines

An annulment is a complicated process. The authors of this article attempt to simplify a Philippine annulment for laymen to help them navigate...

Denial of Entry into the Philippines Must Not Be Arbitrary

While the immigration officers have the prerogative to decline entry of foreigners, they must do so without arbitrariness, that is, the ground...

Fight Online Libel in the Philippines

Internet postings are subject to Philippine jurisdiction. Under Section 21 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10175),...

Domestic Adoption in the Philippines; Requsites

This is a preview as to the basic requirements for the filing of an application for adoption under the Philippine Domestic Adoption Act of 1998.

Philippines: RA 9262 Extends to Parents in Laws

In the case of Sharica Mari Go-Tan v. Spouses Perfecto and Juanita Tan, G. R. No. 168852, September 30, 2008, the Supreme Court of The...

A Look on Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in relation to RA 9262. Domestic Violence is an act of aggressive behaviour within the home and towards a member or members of...

Philippines Separation Pay: To Whom and When is it Due

A guide for both employees and employers in Philippine Labor setting concerning payment of separation pay.

Pre-Nuptial Agreement in the Philippines

Future spouses have the freedom to enter into an agreement with each other as to how their properties will be governed, and just like any other...

Annulment vs. Nullity of Marriage in the Philippines

A marriage declared by the court as null and void connotes that the marriage entered into by the parties is inexistent as if no marriage ever...

Marriage and its Validity in the Philippines

“Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a man and a woman entered into in accordance with the law for the establishment of...

Aged-Out Children (Child Status Protection Act)

Licensed to Practice Law in California and the Philippines

Instant Citizenship

You have probably heard about the story of a famous Filipino actor who became an “instant” U.S. citizen. His case caught the imagination of so...

The Philippine Arbitration Law and the UNCITRAL Model Law

Comparative Analysis of the Philippine Arbitration Law and the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (Part I)

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