is a declaration that there never was a marriage.
209, also known as the Family Code of the Philippines, said the measure aims to level the playing field for Filipinos who wish to avail of annulment procedures but do not have enough financial capability.
"With the process of annulment being both tedious and expensive, it has become a privilege for the rich rather than the right of every Filipino citizen," Aquino said in the explanatory note of the bill.
"It was more important a long time ago when there weren't options for annulments
back in those days."
Monsignor Pio Vito Pinto, dean of the Vatican court that rules on annulments
, told a news conference the new rules were the most substantive changes to annulment
laws since the papacy of Benedict XIV, who reigned from 1740 to 1758.
And on Saturday, speaking to a conference on annulments
, he rued how long the annulment
process can take, saying the proceedings are "often perceived by spouses as long and wearisome.''
Good news to those who have long been wanting to file an annulment
case with the Roman Catholic church.
, for those who pursue one, means the marriage never happened.
More couples in urban centers like Metro Manila are seeking to nullify their marriages, but overall, a drop in annulment
cases in the country has been observed this year, according to Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz.
The awards and corresponding annulment
decisions issued in the Argentine Gas Cases have significant implications for the security of foreign investments and the legitimacy of international investment law and present policy concerns for states party to bilateral investment treaties.
That is, they found those who had had annulments
scored higher on factors of wellbeing than those who were divorced without annulment
Contrary to the opinion expressed by the anonymous priest/marriage tribunal judge, I would like to congratulate Catholic Insight for publishing Pat MacLeod's article regarding the use of irregular procedural norms by marriage tribunals in order to facilitate marriage annulments
. Pat MacLeod's choice of terminology may not be that of a canon lawyer, but it conveys the actual truth of what is all too frequently going on, and behind closed doors.
POPE FRANCIS MADE SOME clarifications about the marriage annulment
process, which went into effect on December 8.
The present Civil Code, though created a different perspective of means of appeal, bounding and clearly delimitating two degrees of jurisdiction, reshaping in an extraordinary way the means of appeal, kept almost unchanged the extraordinary appeal of a review and the appeal for annulment
. We use the "almost" word for our intention is to highlight within this paper some of the new aspects which bring up the difference the new procedural regulation from the former one, regarding the appeal for annulment