filiation proceeding

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
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.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

См. также в других словарях:

  • 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

  • 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

  • filiation proceeding — See affiliation proceeding …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • filiation — fil·i·a·tion /ˌfi lē ā shən/ n [Late Latin filiatio relationship of a son and father, from Latin filius son] 1: a legal relationship of a parent and esp. a father and child that creates rights and obligations used to help prove filiation in a… …   Law dictionary

  • proceeding — pro·ceed·ing n 1: a particular step or series of steps in the enforcement, adjudication, or administration of rights, remedies, laws, or regulations: as a: an action, hearing, trial, or application before the court collateral proceeding: a… …   Law dictionary

  • bastardy proceeding — A proceeding, otherwise known as a filiation proceeding, of a civil nature to compel a bastard s father to support him or her. 10 Am J2d Bast §§ 74 et seq …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • infant — in·fant / in fənt/ n: a person who is not of the age of majority: minor compare adult Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • The Blessed Trinity —     The Blessed Trinity     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Blessed Trinity     This article is divided as follows:          I. Dogma of the Trinity;     II. Proof of the Doctrine from Scripture;     III. Proof of the Doctrine from Tradition;… …   Catholic encyclopedia


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