Conjugal relations cease in the following cases:
- If a spouse dies, the husband-and-wife relationship terminates from the time of the death of the spouse. The time of death of the citizen is based on the death certificate issued by the civil status agency.
- Should a court declare a spouse to be dead, the time of termination of the husband-and-wife relationship is the Effective date of the court’s judgment or decision. If the Court determines the date of death of the spouse, the time of termination of the husband-and-wife relationship is the date stated in the effective decision.
- If the spouse requests the Court for a divorce and the Court has decided to grant a divorce by a judgment, the husband-and-wife relationship shall terminate on the date the court’s divorce judgment or decision takes legal effect.
- If the divorce is based on mutual consent and the Court recognizes the divorce, the husband-and-wife relationship shall terminate from the date the Court issues a decision recognizing the divorce.
From the time of termination of the husband-and-wife relationship, the personal and property obligations and rights between husband and wife shall terminate.
If a marriage is terminated when a spouse dies or is declared dead by the Court, the surviving spouse has the right to inherit the estate.