CONVENIENCE

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is seeking to prevent marriages for money or convenience.

alvarez told ABS-CBN he is filing a  bill to amend the family code to abolish the absolute community property regime in marriages and revert to the status of properties at the time the marriage was contracted. “ dito iniiwas natin gusto natin bigyang  solusyon yung nagpapakasal for convenience na dahil mayaman yung babae mayaman yung lalake pinapakasalan pagkatapos nun yung 1 siyempre kung yun ang consideration hindi purely because of love  hindi magiging successful yung marriage”

Alvarez explained that under his proposal, couples no longer have to sign a pre-nuptial agreement so that they can keep their properties separate. “magkaamyendahan natin ulti yan tatalakayin natin dito sa House.  pag walang marriage settlement complete separation of property ang presumption and default provision complete separation of property para maiwasan natin yung nagpapakasal dahil sa pera dahil mayaman ang lalake dahil mayaman ang babae. di ba kultura ng pilipino nahihiya tayong magpapirma ng marriage settlement.”

if his bill is approved, properties of the couple will stay separate even after the start of the marriage . Currently, properties of maried couples become properties of both spouses unless there is a pre-nuptial agreement.

“yung default provision. separate ito default provision yung dati sa civil code natin pagka walang marriage settlement automatic nakalagay conjugal partnership ang regime of property., inamendahan ito hg family code ginawa from conjugal ginawa community property halo halo na lahat.”

further, if the proposal is approved, couples will have to come to a settlement on which properties will become joint properties of the couple. “so ngayon at least doon pa lang prinotektahan na kayo ng state ng gobyerno ngayon kung magpapakasal kayo sabihin niyo ah hindi gawin nating conjugal  gawin nating absolute community o di ksalanan niyo nang 2  yan di na ksalanan ng state yan so”

Alvarez cites that in Philippine culture, it’s embarassing to have to sign pre-nuptial agreements. “pre nuptial agreement syempre mahihiya tayo magpapirma o pirma ka muna magiging cause ng irritant ngayon baliktarin natin pag walang marriage settlement, walang pre nuptial agrement, complete separation of property. “

dito iniiwas natin gusto natin bigyang  solusyon yung nagpapakasal for convenience na dahil mayaman yung babae mayaman yung lalake pinapakasalan pagkatapos nun yung 1 siyempre kung yun ang consideration hindi purely because of love  hindi magiging successful yung marriage

asked if this will affect the inheritance rights of couples should one spuse die, Alvarez said, “di magbabago yung inheritance kung ano yung legtim susundin pa rin yun in fact mas madali bakit di ko na kailangan idisssolve kasi separate na proeprty ng namatay doon iapply mo na kagad batas ano yung legitim ano yung free portion”