Annulment and other Family Related cases

ESSENTIAL REQUISITES OF MARRIAGE: Marriage Ceremony

No prescribed form or religious rite for the solemnization of marriage is required. (Art. 6) The couple’s written agreement where they declare themselves as husband and wife, signed by them before a judge and two capable witnesses, even though it was independently made by them, still counts as a valid ceremony. [Martinez v Tan, (1909)]

Minimum requirements prescribed by law: (AP-PMS)
(1) Appearance of contracting parties personally before the solemnizing officer [Art. 3]
(2) Personal declaration that they take each other as husband and wife. [Art. 3]
(3) Presence of at least two witnesses of legal age. [Art. 3]
(4) The declaration shall be contained in the Marriage certificate. [Art. 6]
(5) Marriage certificate shall be Signed by the contracting parties and their witnesses and attested by the solemnizing officer. [Art. 6]

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