ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE
Annulment of marriage is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. It is a judgment by a court that subsequently invalidates a marriage to the date of its formation (although some jurisdictions implement that the marriage is only void from the date of the annulment).
In legal terms, an annulment makes a voidable marriage (example: mental incapacity, fraud, etc.) null. If a marriage is void from the beginning (example: underage marriage, those solemnized without a license, etc.), then it is automatically null, but a declaration of nullity is necessary to establish this. The process of obtaining a declaration of nullity is similar to an annulment process.
In the Philippines, grounds for annulment are very limited and unfortunately infidelity is not one of them. Since divorce is not allowed under the Philippine law, a Filipino married couple who wants to end their marriage has to submit a petition of annulment in court. Annulment of marriage in the Philippines is an extremely difficult legal procedure that requires support of a competent and experienced lawyer for the process to be successful. With the help of our highly qualified lawyers in the Philippines, we provide support from the acquisition of the necessary documents to the actual annulment petition to the court itself and afterwards the registration of the court decision to the respective government agencies.
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