I filed a petition of Nullity of marriage, grounds are the ff: Absence of a marriage license & no actual ceremony took place. But we got a MC registered in NSO, it was filed in Pasig City, we both reside in Valenzuela City. A year after, we had a church wedding, still we did not secure a license and we just use the MC. My lawyer infact is so confident that we will win the case, but unfortunately the RTC court of Val denies the petition.
The decision was under the principle that he comes to court w/ clean hands, I as the petitioner cannot pretend that I was not responsible to the marriage w/c I insist took place w/o the requisite of a license or ceremony. And also bcz I admitted that I signed the MC coz I was inlove w/ my ex (at that time yes).. The judge also said that the church wedding is a confirmatory of our civil marriage, thereby cleansing whatever irregularity by the MC.
Atty, kindly enlighten me if the decision of the court of Val is really true that my grounds does not validate my petition? My ex and I are both seperated for 3yrs now and we both want to move on. Is it still worth to file a MR or an appeal? What next steps should I do?