Question: When is child considered illegitimate?

An illegitimate child is born to parents who are not married to each other at the time of the childs birth. Even if the parents later married, the child would still be considered illegitimate. Children who were born during a marriage that was later annulled were historically considered illegitimate.

Who is considered as illegitimate child?

Legitimate children are those whose parents are married. The birth is considered as being outside marriage (formerly illegitimate) when this is not the case. A child born outside marriage whose mother then marries is said to be legitimised by marriage.

Are illegitimate children part of the family?

Children conceived AND born outside a valid marriage are considered as illegitimate. Children conceived or born during the marriage of the parents are legitimate [Article 164, Family Code]. Conversely, children conceived AND born outside a valid marriage are illegitimate [Article 165, Family Code].

What is the status of illegitimate child?

The Supreme Court has held that under the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA), illegitimate children are entitled to all rights in the property of their parents, both self-acquired and ancestral.

What is the share of illegitimate child?

The Supreme Court has held that under the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA), illegitimate children are entitled to all rights in the property of their parents, both self-acquired and ancestral. A Bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and A.K.

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