The three matters that require consideration in this chapter are legitimacy, legitimation and adoption.1 None of these topics falls within the scope of the Brussels II bis Regulation.2 Legitimacy ordinarily means the status acquired by a person who is born to parents who are married to one another at the time of the birth. Legitimation means that a person who has not been born to married parents acquires the status of a legitimate person as the result of some act, such as the subsequent marriage of his parents, that occurs after the date of his birth. Adoption, in...
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