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III. Ascertainment of Paternity (and Maternity)
(23,385 words)

Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 6 (1976): Creation of Relationships of Kinship

Completed in July 1975

Harry D. Krause

A. Voluntary Acknowledgment

i. Principal Approaches

61. Acknowledgment by mother. – The Latin maxim mater semper certa est resolves the question of the child’s relationship with his mother in most systems. Establishment of the mother-child relationship typically means the legal equivalent of legitimacy. Few jurisdiction…

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Harry D. Krause, “III. Ascertainment of Paternity (and Maternity)”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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