Part V Family Law, Ch.25 Legitimacy, Legitimation and Adoption
J J Fawcett LLB, PhD, Solicitor, J M Carruthers LLB (Hons), Dip LP, PhD, SolicitorEdited By: Sir Peter North CBE, QC, MA, DCL, FBA
James J Fawcett, Janeen M CarruthersEdited By: Sir Peter North (Consultant Editor)
- Legitimacy and adoption — Law of the country of domicile — Jurisdiction under the Common Law Rules — Family law
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,...