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New Guidelines to Validate Compliance with the

Jurisdictional Requirement Set Forth in A.M. No. 02-


11-10-SC (Re: Rule on Declaration of Absolute
Nullity of Void Marriages and Annulment of
Voidable Marriages) and A.M. No. 02-11-11-SC
(Re: Rule on Legal Separation)

A. Contents and Form of Petition. - Petitioner shall state


the complete address of the parties in the petition (i.e.
house number, street, purok/village/subdivision,
barangay, zone, town, city and province.)

CARTAJENAS-CABANILLA
LAW OFFICE
In view of the foregoing, petitioner shall attach the following: What if the
1. Sworn certificate of residency (with house location sketch) issued address alleged
by the barangay; in the petition is
2. Sworn statement counsel of record that he/she personally verified false?
petitioner’s residency and that the petitioner had been residing
thereat for at least six (6) months; AND •The court shall, after
3. Any but not limited to the following supporting documents: notice and hearing,
a) Utility bills in the name of the petitioner for at least six (6) DISMISS the petition
months prior to the filing of the petition; and REQUIRE the
b) Government issued ID or company ID bearing the COUNSEL OF RECORD
photograph and address of the petitioner and issued at to SHOW CAUSE why
least six (6) months prior to the filing of the petition; no appropriate
c) Notarized lease contract, if available, and/or receipts for
sanctions be imposed
rental payments (bearing the address of the petitioner) for
at least six (6) months prior to the filing of the petition
upon him/her for
d) Transfer Certificate of Title, Tax Declaration or Deed of sale and
submitting a false
the like, in the name of the petitioner where he/she resides. affidavit of verification.
DISMISSAL OF THE PETITION, WITHOUT PREJUDICE, FOR FAILURE TO Officials, parties or
PROVE RESIDENCY. Failure of the petitioner to comply with the representatives who
residency requirement shall be a ground for the immediate dismissal of submit a false
certification or document shall
the petition, without prejudice to the refiling of the petition in the be held LIABLE FOR INDIRECT
proper venue. CONTEMPT, without prejudice
to criminal and/or
administrative liabilities.
CARTAJENAS-CABANILLA
LAW OFFICE