Attorney, thank you po sa reply nyo sa first message ko.
For your info.. lalake po ako, sorry po.
It's like this Attorney. Nagka anak po kami ng babae ng present wife ko before my first marriage was annulled in 1994. My daughter was born in May 1991. I married my present wife in May 1996.
Wanting our daughter the status of a legitimate child, we executed a Joint Affidavit of Legitimation dated August 1996, and caused it to be attached to and annotated in our daughters Certificate of Live Birth and the City’s Register of Births.
On February 2009, we requested for a National Statistics Office (“NSO”) copy of our daughters Certificate of Live Birth. However, said office informed us that the legitimation of our daughter could not be processed as at the time of her birth (May 1991), I was not yet annulled (the Decision was rendered only on November 1994).
Now, we would like to cancel the Joint Affidavit of Legitimation dated 8 August 1996 and its annotation in our daughters Certificate of Live Birth and City’s Register of Births--so the latter can be issued a NSO copy of her birth certificate.
We have engaged the services of a lawyer, which he prepared a draft of the Petition. However, we noticed that there is no lawyer appearing as our counsel and the petition is directly signed by the petitioners and not through our supposed counsel. Under the draft, it seems that we are not being represented by a lawyer, which is obvious in his opening paragraph which refers to "petitioners" only and not "petitioners, through counsel". We brought this to his attention and his reply was mentioned in my first e-mail.
Please advise, if we should sign the petition papers if our lawyer do insist that we should sign it. Also, when filing the petition papers who should submit it to the court. Is it the lawyer who is representing us or the petitioner because the lawyers name is not appearing in the petition paper.
Attorney, as a matter of urgency we will appreciate receiving your advise at the earliest time possible as the petition papers is being finalized without mentioning the name of our lawyer/counsel.
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon.