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How do you verify if a child is legitimized?

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Victoria Fowler on April 30, 2018

If you're in need of that personal information then you should ask the parent(s). Generally, there are no public "legitimacy" of registration. Legitimate, in this sense, means born in marriage or of legally married parents - a legal heir. By legitimizing a man not married to the mother can confer legitimacy to his son by the recognition that the child is yours. The father would be responsible for the provision of support for the child and the child has the right to inherit from his father. Inheritance is the main factor and this was important in earlier times. However, the modern law took that power and privilege away from the father and provides legal protections for children whose parents are not married. In modern times it is not necessary to obtain the legitimacy of the father . The laws of intestate succession provide for the child of a single parent with the right of inheritance as long as paternity can be established. Also, a single parent who denies their child can be forced to participate in a court ordered DNA test to confirm his paternity.


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