Young adults between the ages of 21 and 25 are old enough to settle down. But it doesn’t mean they’re experienced enough to know what married life really entails. In this guide, you’ll learn about parental advice, how to get it, and the consequences of not obtaining one before marriage.
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What Is Parental Advice for Marriage?
Parental advice is a document in writing signed by the parents or guardian when either one or both parties to a marriage are between the ages of 21 and 25.
How To Get Parental Advice for Marriage in the Philippines
Parental advice is done in the following manner:
- The contracting parties shall execute a sworn statement to the effect that parental advice has been sought.
- The parents or guardian shall provide the written advice
- Both documents shall be submitted/attached to the application for a marriage license.
Affidavit of Parental Advice to Marriage Sample Template (Free Download)
Looking for a an affidavit of parental advice template? No worries. You can ask a lawyer to create one for you or use the free template we’ve created. Simply download this template, fill it out, and proceed to the notary public to have it notarized.
What Happens When the Contracting Parties Do Not Seek the Advice of the Parents or if the Parents or Guardians Refuse To Give the Advice? Can They Still Get Married?
Yes, they can still get married. However, the marriage license will be issued only after three months following the completion of the publication of the application. The refusal of the parents to give advice shall also be stated in the sworn application.
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