Tag Archives: Parental Authority

What is a travel clearance for minors?

A travel clearance is a document issued by the DSWD to a Filipino child (below 18 years of age) traveling abroad alone or with someone other than his/her parents. WHO NEEDS A TRAVEL CLEARANCE? A minor traveling alone to a … Continue reading

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What are the grounds for petition for guardianship?

When you think you have both the interest and the grounds you should file a petition for guardianship under A.M. No. 03-02-05-SC Rule on Guardianship of Minors. This Rule amended Rules 92 to 97 of the Rules of Court pertaining to … 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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Is infidelity sufficient to deprive a mother of custody over her child?

The law categorically provides that no child under seven years of age shall be separated from the mother, unless the court finds compelling reasons to order otherwise (Article 213, Family Code). Moreover, insofar as illegitimate children are concerned, they are … Continue reading

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