An interesting situationer was posed to me by a colleague: What if annulment were denied , can the petitioner at a later time refile for annulment on the ground of a change in the situation of the parties, as when the other has left the country and has not complied with his/her marital obligations??Normally, civil or family law cases after they have become final is binding as between the parties and the whole world and could not be filed again because the decision is already final. An example is an action for collection of money. Once a decision ordering a party to pay another a particular sum of money becomes final, that generally cannot be refiled again. Otherwise, there would be no end to litigation. But is marriage gone bad the same thing. Our submission is that the doctrine should not be applied to annulment cases because a marriage is by nature a dynamic concept. The respective situations of the parties change from one moment to the next. There are just too many factors that can go wrong in a marriage such that the application of the doctrine of res adjudicata would be ridiculous and a legal abnormality. Hope to hear from our readers on this matter.