Second wife with different middle name, child abandonment lawsuit? Indictment

Mike Tolentino
is a Storekeeper in United Arab Emirates

May katanungan po ako kasi yong friend kong babae. Napag alaman niya po kasi na ung bf niya kinsakasama eh may 2nd wife po daw at may anak po daw sila. Alam po ng friend ko na may unang asawa siya at anak at kasal sila. Pero eto po daw pangalawa atty. kasal din daw sila at may anak yung bf niya at eto ay hindi niya alam.

Nagpakita po ng ebedensya ung 2nd wife daw na kasal sila pero ang middle initial ng bf ng friend ko po dun ay magkaiba, pero halos magkatugma yong details niya birth date etc. Same po lahat at yong signature din po atty. Makakasuhan po ba yong bf ng friend ko kung totoo man na kinasal din sila nong 2nd wife at kung maghabol din? Dahil atty. yong bf ng friend ko, sabi po niya hindi daw niya kilala yong babae at ang bata. Tapos po idedemanda po daw siya dahil sa pag abandona niya. Ano po maipapayo niyo sa bf ng friend ko po? thanks

Question: I have a female friend who found out that her live in boyfriend has a second wife with a child whom he sired. My female friend knows that her boyfriend has a wife with child and they were married. But she did not know about this second wife with child. The second wife showed proof that they are married, but the middle initial of her boyfriend is not the same, but almost all other details are the same, such as the birth date, etc, even the signature. Could the boyfriend of my female friend get sued or face any legal problems, lawsuits because of this? Her boyfriend says that he does not know this girl and the child. The alleged second wife is supposedly going to file a case/ suit/complaint in court against him for abandoning their supposed child. What could you advise her boyfriend?

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Adelaimar C Arias-Jose
is a Legal expert in the Philippines
Ang maipapayo ko: get out now.

Sorry, kung harsh. Kaso, masyadong malaking kumplikasyon sa buhay emosyonal ang dadalhin ng friend mo. Una, yung lalaki pala ay kasal na sa una at may anak doon. Ang friend mo ay puedeng kasuhan ng concubinage dahil sa nakikisama siya sa isang mag-asawa. Pangalawa, ang lalaki ay maraming sabit. May pangalawa pa siyang pinakasalan. Ang lalaki ay maaaring idemanda ng bigamy noong unang asawa niya dahil sa pagpapakasal doon sa pangalawa.

Teka lang, walang kasong abandonment na puedeng isampa. Ang maaaring isampa noong mga unang asawa noong lalaki ay violantion noong batas na Violence Against Women and their Children. Sa ilalim ng batas na ito kasi, ang lalaking hindi magbigay ng suporta para sa kanyang mga anak sa asawa o sa kinakasama ay guilty ng spousal/partner at child abuse dahil sa hindi nga nagbibigay ng pinansiyal na suporta.

Komunsulta sa abogado at nang maliwanagan.
Mike Tolentino
is in United Arab Emirates
pero atty. hiwalay na po sila sa unang asawa niya at yong mga anak ng lalaki sinusuportahan naman dw sabi ng friend kong babae tas yong unang asawa nong bf ng friend ko po ay may asawa na din parehas na po sila masaya both sides yon lang po may bigla kc po sumulpot na asawa dw niya yong bf ng friend ko at may anak sila isa.nalilito na po yong friend ko atty. hindi niya alam kc po mismo yong bf ng friend ko di din niya alam.thanks po

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Adelaimar C Arias-Jose

I am a graduate of the UP College of Law. Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines since 1995. I am currently involved in private practice in criminal, civil and labor law.
Profession: Lawyer
Adelaimar C. Arias-Jose
Office Address: #34 St. Michael Street
Philippines , Manila , Makati
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