Children Born Outside Marriage

Under the law, a child born outside marriage is treated the same as a child born to married parents. However, there are some implications for parents and other practical considerations.

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produced by
People's Law School
produced in
2018
last reviewed
October 2018 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
basics
tags
children born outside of marriage, common-law relationship, change of name, birth registration, custody guardianship & access, guardianship of children, child support, estates, inheritance, Dial-A-Law