What Are the Three Most Common Among the 10 Grounds of Legal Separation in the Philippines?

Question by Noontime show: What are the three most common among the 10 grounds of legal separation in the Philippines?
Article 55 of the 1988 Family Code
* Repeated physical violence or grossly abusive conduct directed against the petitioner, a common child, or a child of the petitioner;
* Physical violence or moral pressure to compel the petitioner to change religious or political affiliation;
* 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;
* Final judgment sentencing the respondent to imprisonment of more than six years, even if pardoned;
* Drug addiction or habitual alcoholism of the respondent;
* Lesbianism or homosexuality of the respondent;
* Contracting by the respondent of a subsequent bigamous marriage, whether in the Philippines or abroad;
* Sexual infidelity or perversion;
* Attempt by the respondent against the life of the petitioner; or
* Abandonment by respondent without justifiable cause for more than a year
The aforementioned grounds are from 1988 Family Code of the Philippines/Executive order no. 209, Title II.

And yes, nice_n_easy, there is legal separation in the Philippines!

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Answer by nice_n_easy
For starters, are you referring to the Philippines? Come to think of it, is there such thing as legal separation in the Philippines? I assume you are a student of law, is it not? Provided there is, so could a legal separated person as prescribe in your question can re-married again? I donot think so myself. Because there is no such thing as legal separated individual granted by law in the Philippines, if you are sure then cite at least one case that the individual was granted legal separation and re-married again after a few years. Who do you have in mind?

Most couples in the Philippines have to ask for dissolvement of the marriage or annulment not legal separation because such thing donot have legal basis. In my own point of view, once you are legally separated you cannot re-marry so what is the point of asking it in the court? Every individual asking them is to get another spouse, isn’t it true? Once you get out of marriage what else would you be thinking? Living in the mountains, I donot think so.

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