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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Philippine Supreme Court Says Deception is Basis for Annulment

The Philippine Supreme Court granted an annulment of a 10-year marriage after finding that the wife's "paranoid jealousy" made her psychologically incapable of performing the basic obligation of marriage. The court gave weight to a psychologist who testified that the woman was a pathological liar who continued with her deception even after the consummation of her marriage. In its opinion the court observed that "Any sort of deception between spouses, no matter the gravity, is always disquieting. Deceit to the depth and breadth, dark and irrational as in modern noir tale, dims any trace of certitude on the guilty spouse's capability to fulfill the marital obligations even more." Source:  Sun Star, Manila, For the complete story, please click here (last visited March 26, 2006, reo).

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