Please i need expert advice.
My cousin who is a government employee and married had a relationship with a 17 y/o last year and they broke up last October. Now the parents of the girl have known about what happened and is threatening to file a case against my brother. My brother is of course bargaining for amicable settlement but the father is asking for my brother's resignation and damage of 1.5M pesos. My brother is OK to resign but is bargaining about the damage. Is this realistic? Obviously, my brother doesn't have the capacity to produce the said amount knowing the salary of a government employee. also, is this qualified as rape because the girl is below 18? The girl has not been forced as she even told their love story to my sister-in-law when she found out about it. Will it be wise to settle with them without getting a lawyer as we need all the money we can raise to pay the damage.
Thanks for the help in advance!