How to File a Legitimation of Birth in the Philippines

An illegitimate child’s birth right may be changed to legitimate after his biological parents marry. Below is a complete how-to guide we lifted from the website of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for your reference. Read on. What is LEGITIMATION? Legitimation is a remedy for those born out of wedlock and are considered illegitimate toContinue reading “How to File a Legitimation of Birth in the Philippines”

Can a Child’s Legitimation (Due to Subsequent Marriage) be Cancelled?

Minerva was already 23 years old when she learned that her father is married with children before she was born.  She learned about it the hard way – when she landed her first job, her supervisor turned out to be her father’s eldest son from his previous marriage, making him her half-brother. She did herContinue reading “Can a Child’s Legitimation (Due to Subsequent Marriage) be Cancelled?”

Passport Application Process: Requirements when Applying for a Legitimized Child’s Passport

A child born out of wedlock is an illegitimate child.  Under the law, such children shall carry their mother’s last name on their birth certificates unless their father provides his consent to let the child use his last name.  In cases when the parents of an illegitimate child decide to marry later on, the child’sContinue reading “Passport Application Process: Requirements when Applying for a Legitimized Child’s Passport”

The Quezon City Hall Series: Court Decrees and Legitimation

Parents who have children born before they were married can have their children legitimized by executing an Affidavit of Legitimation.  This must be submitted to the Office of the Civil Registrar of the child’s birthplace.  Court decrees, on the other hand, are legal instruments concerning the status of a person such as Admission of Paternity,Continue reading “The Quezon City Hall Series: Court Decrees and Legitimation”