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§ 1-208. Children of unmarried parents

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and Trusts

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 1. Estates of Decedents--General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Determining Relationship (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 1-208
§ 1-208. Children of unmarried parents
In general
(a) A child born to parents who have not participated in a marriage ceremony with each other shall be considered to be the child of his mother.
Paternity of child
(b) A child born to parents who have not participated in a marriage ceremony with each other shall be considered to be the child of his father only if the father:
(1) Has been judicially determined to be the father in an action brought under the statutes relating to paternity proceedings;
(2) Has acknowledged himself, in writing, to be the father;
(3) Has openly and notoriously recognized the child to be his child; or
(4) Has subsequently married the mother and has acknowledged himself, orally or in writing, to be the father.

Credits

Added by Acts 1974, c. 11, § 2, eff. July 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1996, c. 10, § 1, eff. April 9, 1996.
Formerly Art. 93, § 1-208.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 1-208, MD EST & TRST § 1-208
Current through all legislation from the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly
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