AUTHORS

Atty. Maria Dee A. Seares

Mai describes herself as a mother, lawyer, advocate, and wanderer. While the latter seems to be an inner calling and desire, her mother and lawyer duties keep her grounded in Cebu City.

She is a law practitioner in the field of civil law, family law, labor and corporate law, and real property  law.

Aside from law practice, Mai is involved in the advocacies of Quota International, Inc., an international service organization for the hearing-impaired, speech-impaired, and the disadvantaged women and children. She is the past president  of one of the youngest subsidiaries of Quota International, which is Quota International of Metro Cebu. It is her advocacy which led her to write regularly for Sun-Star Daily Cebu about laws on protecting women and children.

Mai is currently the President of Federacion Internacional de Abogadas (Cebu Chapter), a branch of the international organization of lady lawyers.

To cultivate her wandering spirit, Mai travels and makes it a point  not only to see the sights but also to experience the local life and culture and to enrich the mind and the spirit.

Mai finds pleasure in writing about people, places, and topics outside of the legal realm but close to her heart.

Follow Mai on twitter @Mai_Dee or email her at smslawfirm@yahoo.com.

AUTHOR'S FEED

Traveler's Tales: Hanoi

Immerse in the beautiful chaos of Vietnam's capital city.

5 Things That Couples Should Know about Nullity of Marriage

Here are some things you still probably do not know about having your marriage declared null and void.

Traveler's Tales: Cruising Ha Long Bay

Have a bucket list-worthy moment in this wonder of the world.

Traveler's Tales: A Day in Matnog, Sorsogon

Take the road less traveled and see some of the Philippines' best-kept secrets in this pristine paradise.

Traveler's Tales: Siem Reap

Travel back in time to an ancient world once thought to be lost and forgotten.

Surname Legalities for Married Women

After saying "I do," find out if you can continue using your maiden name and know other legalities in the use of surnames.

A Primer on Libel Law for Minors (Part 1)

Minors can also be charged with libel for statements made on Facebook and other social networking sites.

5 Things Parents Should Know about Their Liability for Damage Caused by Their Kids

As a parent, you can be held liable for any damage caused by your kids. Learn about a few of the legal precedents by reading this article.

Anti-Swindler's List: 6 Things You Should Know about Fraud

Stay informed, and be less vulnerable to fraud, swindling, and scams.

What You Should Know about Libel and Slander

Know your rights! In this day and age, defamation may be committed with just a click of a button.