Legal Separation


Grounds for legal separation:1) Repeated physical violence or grossly abusive conduct directed against the petitioner, a common child, or a child of the petitioner;2) Physical violence or moral pressure to compel the petitioner to change religious or political affiliation;3) Attempt of respondent to corrupt or induce the petitioner, a common child, or a child of the petitioner, to engage in prostitution, or connivance in such corruption or inducement;4) Final judgment sentencing the respondent to imprisonment of more than six years, even if pardoned;5) Drug addiction or habitual alcoholism of the respondent;6) Lesbianism or homosexuality of the respondent;7) Contracting by the respondent of a subsequent bigamous marriage, whether in the Philippines or abroad;8) Sexual infidelity or perversion;9) Attempt by the respondent against the life of the petitioner; or10) Abandonment of petitioner by respondent without justifiable cause for more than one year. (Article 55, Family Code)

Child. The term “child” shall include a child by nature or by adoption. (Paragraph 2, Article 55, Ibid.)

Prescription. An action for legal separation shall be filed within five years from the time of the occurrence of the cause. (Article 57, Ibid.)


Grounds for denial:1) Where the aggrieved party has condoned the offense or act complained of;2) Where the aggrieved party has consented to the commission of the offense or act complained of...


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