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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.

A filiation proceeding is also referred to as a bastardy proceeding or an affiliation proceeding.

CROSS-REFERENCES

Illegitimacy.

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