Family Law and Annulments
Guzman Acain is a Philippine Law Firm specializing in Annulment of Marriage, Legal Separation, and Nullity of Marriage, Adoption, Wills, and Trust, and Civil Law Litigation.
Annulment, Legal Separation, and Nullity of Marriage
Your wedding day is the most joyous occasion in your life’s journey. Unfortunately, marriages often end on an unhappy note. If this unpleasant turn of events does happen, we are here to help.
For more than 20 years, our firm has represented and provided legal advice to clients on the proper legal remedies whenever married individuals are confronted with serious marital problems. If dissolving marriages is the only option, we offer the most convenient and cost-effective way of dissolving marriages and separating husbands and wives through a Petition for Annulment of Marriage or Declaration of Nullity. Our services include but are not limited to the filing of Petition for Annulment of Marriage, Declaration of Nullity, or Legal Separation as the case may be and engage the services of a psychiatrist or Psychologist to build up our client’s case.
Our firm has a proven track record on this aspect of Family Law litigation and reference of our satisfied clients who were successfully represented by our Firm in their Annulment and Nullity cases can be provided upon request.
For so many years now, our Firm has rendered legal assistance to our clients both local and foreign, who are desiring to Adopt a Filipino child. Our services include adoption consultation and research, and filing of Petition for Adoption in any Courts in the Philippines whenever applicable. We also coordinate with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to expedite the adoption process.
Wills, Trusts, and Probate
A Trust is a way of transferring your property to an artificial legal entity or “person” before your death, while still having the use and/or control of it during your lifetime. As the Trust owns legal title to the property in it at the time of your death, and the Trust does not die with you, the property does not have to go through “probate”. Probate is the legal process that inherited property goes through to transfer the title to the beneficiary. If you have a large estate or even a small estate with real property (i.e. real estate), it is often advantageous to set up a Trust, as it usually ultimately is far less expensive.
Our Firm can help you decide whether a Will or a Trust is best for you and your estate. We can also assist you in the preparation of your Last Will and Testament which will be done with utmost secrecy between you and our Firm. We also represent clients in various Courts in the Philippines regarding inheritance disputes or for the Probate of a Will.
Recovery of Possession of Property
We help corporations and individuals who are denied lawful possession and ownership of their properties by filing an action in court to recover possession and ownership of their properties. We also provide legal advice to our clients on the appropriate course of action proper legal remedies that they should take. Our services include but are not limited to the filing of the appropriate cases in Court for recovery of possession of real or personal properties. In certain cases, we also help defendants in the preparation of their defense in recovery suits and act as their counsel.