paternity proceeding


paternity proceeding
A proceeding, otherwise known as a bastardy or filiation proceeding, to establish the paternity of a child born out of wedlock and to compel the father to contribute to its support. 10 Am J2d Bast § 74.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • paternity — pa·ter·ni·ty /pə tər nə tē/ n 1: the quality or state of being a father 2: origin or descent from a father Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • paternity suit — n. A lawsuit brought to identify the father of a child and demand child support payments from him. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. paternity suit …   Law dictionary

  • paternity proceedings — bastardy (paternity) proceedings Court proceeding in which the paternity of a child is determined. The method provided by statute of proceeding against the putative father to secure a proper maintenance of his child born out of wedlock. See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • paternity proceedings — bastardy (paternity) proceedings Court proceeding in which the paternity of a child is determined. The method provided by statute of proceeding against the putative father to secure a proper maintenance of his child born out of wedlock. See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • paternity suit — noun a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined) • Syn: ↑bastardy proceeding • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑lawsuit, ↑suit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • affiliation proceeding — A court hearing to determine whether a man against whom the action is brought is the father of an illegitimate child and thus legally bound to provide financial support for the child. Formerly referred to as bastardy actions or proceedings in… …   Law dictionary

  • filiation proceeding — A process whereby a court determines the paternity of an illegitimate child in order to establish the father s duty to provide support for the child. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. filiation proceeding …   Law dictionary

  • bastardy proceeding — noun a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined) • Syn: ↑paternity suit • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑lawsuit, ↑suit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bastardy proceeding — n. =>> paternity suit. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • filiation proceeding — A special statutory proceeding in the nature of a civil action to enforce a civil obligation or duty specifically for the purpose of establishing parentage and the putative father s duty to support his illegitimate child. State v. Morrow, 158 Or …   Black's law dictionary


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