ANNULMENT LAWYERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

CHOOSING AN ANNULMENT ATTORNEY IN THE PHILIPPINES

WHAT TYPE OF SO-CALLED ANNULMENT LAWYERS IN THE PHILIPPINES TO STAY AWAY FROM

In an earlier post on this site, we discussed fraudulent schemes online regarding annulment. It has been several years since and we felt that it was about time we updated the post in light of recent developments online and in the practice of law in the Philippines. This will be the start of a series on this particular topic.

The choice of an attorney is a highly personal one that may come right down to how you feel about a prospective attorney, but here are some tips:

  1. STAY AWAY FROM LAWYERS WHO SAY THAT THEY WIN ALL THEIR CASES 100%.

The best and most experienced lawyers are those who have toiled through the years in their chosen profession. They are the best because they have proven themselves in their respective fields. Litigation , for instance, involves many personalities and factors that go into whether or not a particular case is successful. A lawyer does not decide a case. Only a judge can do that. So if an annulment  lawyer in the Philippines tells you that he wins all his cases, it can mean only:1) He has very little experience and has handled only a few cases that he probably all won. But would you hire him ?; 2) He is really not a lawyer but a fixer because he can control what the judge will decide;3) Or maybe he is really a lawyer , but in violation of his oath. Canon 13 of the Philippine Code of Professional Responsibility adopted by the Supreme Court of the Philippines  states that  “CANON 13 – A LAWYER SHALL RELY UPON THE MERITS OF HIS CAUSE AND REFRAIN FROM ANY IMPROPRIETY WHICH TENDS TO INFLUENCE, OR GIVES THE APPEARANCE OF INFLUENCING THE COURT.”

2. STAY AWAY FROM LAWYERS OR THOSE PRETENDING TO BE LAWYERS WHO SAY THAT THEY CAN GET YOUR MARRIAGE ANNULLED WITHIN A SPECIFIC PERIOD OF TIME OR WORSE, ON A PARTICULAR DATE.

Many factors go into the handling of a case. In particular, an annulment case in the Philippines involves not only the parties and their respective lawyers or  attorneys but the judge, the court personnel, the Public Prosecutor, and the Office of the Solicitor General, not to mention the witnesses of the parties. It is impossible to synchronize the schedules of everybody and fix the time when the decision in your case will be rendered by the judge.

3. DO NOT BELIEVE A LAWYER OR THOSE PRETENDING TO BE LAWYERS WHO SAY THAT YOU CAN GET AN ANNULMENT OF YOUR MARRIAGE WITHOUT BEING REQUIRED TO APPEAR IN COURT.

I have seen suspicious advertisements in the Classified Ads sections of some newspapers and online purportedly on lawyer’s websites which flaunt that they can get an annulment without the client ever appearing in court or testifying on his or her own behalf.  This is illegal because no judge who observes the proper judicial ethics would grant an annulment without getting the testimony of the petitioner who has to prove the psychological incapacity of his or her spouse during the marriage. The expert psychologist and the other witnesses, are at best supporting evidence. Nothing could be better than the testimony of the person who suffered through that marriage which is sought to be nullified.

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Hi good day .iwant to ask if my bf and I can get marriage in guam or Hong kong even hes not. Yet with hes ex wife in phil but they get already. Divorce in US. Because one od the attorney told my bf we can get married in hongko g or guam I just want to know if its true

    Sincerely : Diana

  2. nangangailangan ako ng mapagkkakatiwalaang abogado pra humawak/tutulong skin pra mkapg file aq ng annulment of marriage s dati kong asawa..at para n rin makakuha ng suporta pinansyal pra sa anak nmin..i hope n may makatulong skin. maraming salamat . at godbless

  3. If a foreigner divorces his Filipino wife in his country of birth (the marriage was solemnized in Philippines) and after marries another Filipina, can he obtain the Baiikbayan visa upon arrival in Phil when he travels with her? I mean while the first marriage is still not annulled in Phil ?
    Thank you in advance for your respond.

  4. Good Day!

    I am writing these letter to you hoping you can help me solve my problem. I am seeking a legal service with the firm has the capability in dealing with annulment of marriage. We are planning to file an annulment case both with my wife. First thing and foremost, I just want to know how much will it cost or can you send to me the total package amount for the whole process inclusive all legal fees so that i have an idea and prepare for it. How long it will take to process for annulment case? What is the best ground and effective ground for annulment?

  5. hi good day. i am looking for a trustworthy lawyer for myself as i will file a case of my annulment because i want to get my daughter which someone took it from me and i want to fix my life and to give my kids a better future thats why im filing a annulment.pls considerate my message and thank you for those who will help me.

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