what does legitimate of illegitimate child mean?

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the parents are not married and were not married at the time the children were born but they have been together on and off for about 25 years. the children are 23, 11 and 9. we have a daughter that is 10 months. were not married either.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Legitimate children are products of a husband and wife, leaving the child(ren) as a known heir(s) to the estate.

    illegitimate children are those born out of wedlock and without the legal namesake and legal responsibility of their fathers.

    Although our culture and laws are different in this century, allowing for any child of the estate to qualify, where as before the child would have to be born of the man and his wife in order to benefit.

  • contes
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    4 years ago

    Define Illegitimate

  • 1 decade ago

    A legitimate child came from legally married parents. An illegitimate child comes from an unwed mother. So,a legitimate child had a parent who was illegitimate. So the legitimate child has a grandmother who wasn't married when she gave birth to the mom who was married and gave birth. Whew!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Legitimate child is a child born in a family that is officially married

    Illegitimate child is a child born from a couple that is not married.

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  • Nancy
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    5 years ago

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    Legit, no question. Even though God hates divorce (actually the cause of it), It was God who instituted divorce. By the term 'divorce' I mean the legal end of a marriage by an act of law-not just a separation. I believe the first mention (without looking it up) of divorce in the Bible is in Deuteronomy 24. Without going into too much detail, the requirement God puts on the divorce is that you "...write her a certificate of divorce and put it in her hand...". Basically that means if you are going to get a divorce -you must make it legal. Now, some denominations like the Catholic church (there may be others) do not recognize a legal divorce for any reason for their members. However they do recognize a process in the church call an 'annulment'. This means that your marriage was erased, it is as though it never happened. Your father made a mistake in the past. If he repented, and made his divorce legal, then God does not even remember it. And, he certainly does not hold you and your siblings responsible. That's is what the Bible says. Different religions make up their own rules. But God is clear where he stands. You are not guilty in His eyes. And really, that's all that counts. Have a good day.

  • 1 decade ago

    In the state of Georgia a father of an illegitimate child goes in front of a judge and basically says yes the child is his and will take financial responsibility of that child. Even if born out of wedlock

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    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    An illegitimate child is one born out of the bounds of marriage....so the legitimate part would be the marriage of the parents.

  • WC
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    1 decade ago

    Legitimate children are those who are born to parents legally wed. Illegitimate kids are those who are born out of wedlock, or other ways like from rape, incest, affairs, etc.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Legitimate means a child knows what color the father's hair is while illegitimate means the father had his hat on at the time.

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