I wanted to inquire a few things for a friend (woman) who wanted to file an annulment to his abusive husband.
Her story is, married for 18 yrs, 5 kids. She was abused physically, verbally and emotionally (from the entire marriage to date), even her friends experienced the verbally abuse part. Now, she wanted to file for annulment but they still live in the same house, separated rooms.
What will be the right thing to do to ensure her safety and before she can file for annulment? And what do you think she can have as grounds to her husband?
Btw, the place of marriage is in bicol. Will that make a difference if she ask for a laywer in Manila?
Basically we wanted to know the following:
1. How much will it cost?
2. Host long it will take?
3. Any way to make it less painful to my friend (woman)?
4. What are the process to take?
5. They have kids, but she didn't want the custody because they are used to wealthy lifestyle (husband is rich)
6. She didn't want any interactions with the husband during and after the annulment, can this be possible?
if you know any laywer that can help us, please share their contacts and thank you for all the help in advance.