Category Archives: Filiation

When can an illegitimate child use the surname of his father?

Illegitimate children can use the surname of their father if: Their filiation has been expressly recognized by the father through the record of birth appearing in the civil registrar; When an admission in a public document or a private handwritten … Continue reading

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Does the Use of father’s surname grant legitimacy to child?

What is an illegitimate child? A child who is born of parents not married to each other or born out of wedlock is an illegitimate child. Children conceived and born outside a valid marriage are illegitimate, unless otherwise provided in … Continue reading

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What can single mothers do to demand child support from the father?

To claim or demand support, the single mother must prove first that the child is related to the putative father. When a man refuses to recognize a child as his, there is no other recourse but to file a petition … Continue reading

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