March 07, 2018
Currently, The Philippines does not have a divorce law, leaving estranged spouses with two options, either file for Annulment or Legal Separation.
What is the difference between the two?
The main difference between Annulment and Legal Separation is its effect on the marriage of the spouses. In Annulment, the marital ties between husbands and wives is severed, capacitating both to re-marry another person, as compared to Legal Separation, where only separation in room and board is allowed, but the marital ties between the spouses subsists. Therefore, the spouses in Legal Separation are not capacitated to re-marry another person.
Grounds for Annulment:
Grounds for Legal Separation: