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Prenuptial agreement not a sign of mistrust, says lawyer

Prenuptial agreement not a sign of mistrust, says lawyer

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THE MISCONCEPTION that a prenuptial agreement reflects distrust should not prevent couples from signing such a contract as it would protect one’s property if a marriage fails, a former law dean said. Cynthia Roxas-Del Castillo, former dean of the Ateneo De Manila University School of Law, said most people are not aware that they could control their property relations and would only realize the importance of their rights when their marriage ends. “We should educate people that prenuptial agreement is not about having a lack of trust. It is simply availing the rights which are provided by law. There is nothing here that talks about distrust. The partner who has less resources will feel offended, but it is just a legal right that is available to everybody,” del Castillo said during ...
Lawyers should be guided by truth, law —SC associate justice

Lawyers should be guided by truth, law —SC associate justice

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By GILLIAN PATRICIA GERONIMO SUPREME COURT associate justice and literature alumnus Ramon Hernando urged aspiring lawyers to be guided by truth amid the lack of lawyers in the country during the 51st St. Thomas More lecture held Friday. Hernando stressed that justice and truth cannot be separated because it is the acknowledgment of truth that leads to justice. "My great hope is that I’d be able to inspire today majority of you [to] be part of the administration of justice. And when you are part of the bar already, please be guided by the praxis of justice and truth,” he told Artlets. He also said it is important that there are those "assigned to judge” as people are prone to making errors that lead to injustice. "We are weak in most circumstances. We do not think ratio...