illegitimacy

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illegitimacy

Nonmarital, out of wedlock Social medicine The legal status of a child born to unwed parents
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84) A considerably greater burden is involved in requiring the registering father to file a paternity action as well.
110) Other relevant facts include that the state authority knew the father's whereabouts; the father had never supported the child and rarely visited her; and the father filed a paternity action after the ultimately successful step-parent adoption was filed.
The trial court could rely upon the statutory notice requirement even though Lehr had subsequently filed a paternity action in another court, because the State's legitimate interests in facilitating the adoption of children justified strict compliance with the procedural requirements of the statute.
129) Finally, the Oregon Court of Appeals held that a California resident's failure to file a notice of paternity in Oregon barred him from receiving notice and removed his right to consent to the adoption, even though he had filed a paternity action in California.
The Hylland court did not afford the father an impossibility exception, even though the father had filed a paternity action in California, because he failed to file with the Oregon registry and did not present demonstrative evidence that he had supported or attempted to support the child.
160) The court also commented that the father had nine months to register but did not do so, did not retain a lawyer, did not commence a paternity action, did not register as a putative father in any State, and did not otherwise arrange to become a parent.