Category Archives: Family Code

Travel Clearance Required for Travel of Minors Abroad

Who are required to secure a travel clearance? A travel clearance is required and shall be secured from the DSWD by the following Filipino citizens: 1. A minor traveling alone to a foreign country except under special circumstances where a … Continue reading

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The rule is that children older than 7 years old are allowed to state his preference. Is the court bound by such preference?

While such choice is given respect, the court is not bound by that choice. The court may exercise its discretion by disregarding the child’s preference should the parent chosen be found to be unfit, in which instance, custody may be … Continue reading

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Does the law allow a waiver of parental authority?

Parental authority and responsibility are inalienable and may not be transferred or renounced except in cases authorized by law. The right attached to parental authority, being purely personal, the law allows a waiver of parental authority only in cases of … Continue reading

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In the case a child is taken away without the consent of the single mother, what legal actions can a single mother take?

The single mother can file a civil and/or criminal case under Republic Act No. 90262, or “The Anti-Violence Act against Women and Children”.  Or, the single mother can also choose to file kidnapping charges under the Revised Penal Code. In … Continue reading

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What can single mothers do to demand child support from the father?

To claim or demand support, the single mother must prove first that the child is related to the putative father. When a man refuses to recognize a child as his, there is no other recourse but to file a petition … Continue reading

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What are the specific laws that pertain to child support, especially for single mothers?

Support can be found under Articles 193 to 203 of the Family Code.  Support has some basic principles: It is everything that is indispensable for food, shelter, clothing, medical attendance, education and transportation in keeping with the financial capacity of … Continue reading

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Legal Support of the Child and RA 9262

Articles 195 and 196 of the Family Code enumerate the persons who are under obligation to support each other, thus: (1) The spouses; (2) Legitimate ascendants and descendants; (3) Parents and their legitimate children and the legitimate and illegitimate children … Continue reading

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