Tag Archives: Filiation and Paternity

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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The two causes of action, one to compel recognition and the other to claim inheritance, may be joined in one complaint

Preliminaries aside, we now tackle the main issues. Petitioner refuses to recognize Martin as his own child and denies the genuineness and authenticity of the child’s birth certificate which he purportedly signed as the father. He also claims that the … Continue reading

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