A childless couple’s story on adoption and simulation of birth

A childless couple went to a lawyer to consult him about legal adoption. After the procedure and the expenses for legal adoption were explained to them, the couple suddenly asked the lawyer, “Can we just make it appear in his birth certificate that he is our child?” “Because,” the couple added, “the procedure is too … Continue reading A childless couple’s story on adoption and simulation of birth

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Bouncing checks

When a person issues a bouncing check, he may be held liable for two crimes: one, for violation of Batas Pambansa Blg. 22 (BP 22); and, two, for estafa through bouncing checks under the Revised Penal Code. Also known as worthless, rubber, or bum check, a bouncing check is a check that has insufficient or … Continue reading Bouncing checks

On banks and checks: DAUD and DAIF, distinguished

There are several reasons why drawee banks dishonor checks upon presentment for payment. Among these reasons are DAUD and DAIF. Between DAUD and DAIF, there are various significant distinctions that needs to be pointed out. And this is primarily for the benefit of those who, at one point or another, were issued, or were the … Continue reading On banks and checks: DAUD and DAIF, distinguished

Non-imprisonment for credit card debts

The question that is frequently asked, as far as credit cards are concerned, is whether one may be imprisoned for failure to pay credit card debts. This has often been posed by no less than the credit card holders, who, for some reasons, failed to pay their credit card debts. In order to obtain the desired … Continue reading Non-imprisonment for credit card debts