Leveraging Article 36: How to free your client from an inconvenient marriage

It is possible to successfully declare a marriage void under Article 36.


Updates on Substantive and Procedural Laws and Jurisprudence

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1/31/2024 12:00:00 AM


This course will help you understand the rulings of the Supreme Court on the implementation of Article 36 of the Family Code which media popularized by calling the process “annulment.” 

Specifically, the course will answer the following questions: 

  • How did the Supreme Court decide on the first case involving Article 36? 

  • How can a medical examination rather than a psychological or psychiatric evaluation assist a practitioner in an Article 36 matter? 

  • What is NOT psychological incapacity? 

  • Should you retain the services of a psychologist, or depend only on the testimony of your client and her witnesses? 

  • What were the facts and the circumstances that persuaded the Supreme Court to allow a declaration of nullity of a marriage under Article 36?

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when you avail the Full Compliance (36 Units) bundle


Regular price for 1 credit unit course




Atty. Katrina Legarda graduated from the University of Bristol, England in 1975, and obtained her degree in law from the University of the Philippines. She joined the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law offices (ACCRALAW) in 1981.

She was the second female associate in ACCRALAW to specialize in the tough field of litigation. As ACCRALAW grew to become one of the biggest law firms in the country, Katrina rose through the ranks, eventually becoming a Partner before she withdrew in 1992 to concentrate on her advocacies for the woman and the child.