Natural children

NATURAL CHILDREN. In the phraseology of the English or American law, natural children are children born out of wedlock, or bastards, and are distinguished from legitimate children; but in the language of the civil law, natural are distinguished from adoptive children, that is, they are the children of the parents spoken of, by natural procreation. See Inst. lib. 3, tit. 1, Sec. 2.
     2. In Louisiana, illegitimate children who have been acknowledged by their father, are called natural children; and those whose fathers are unknown are contradistinguished by the appellation of bastards. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 220. The acknowledgment of an illegitimate child shall be made by a declaration executed before a notary public, in the presence of two witnesses, whenever it shall not have been made in the registering of the birth or baptism of such child. Id. art. 221. Such acknowledgment shall not be made in favor of the children produced by an incestuous or adulterous connexion. Id. art. 222.
     3. Fathers and mothers owe alimony to their natural children, when they are in need. Id. art. 256, 913. In some cases natural children are entitled to the legal succession, of their natural fathers or mothers. Id. art. 911 to 927.
     4. Natural children owe alimony to their father or mother, if they are in need, and if they themselves have the means of providing it. Id. art. 256.
     5. The father is of right the tutor of his natural children acknowledged by him; the mother is of right the tutrix of her natural child not acknowledged by the father. The natural child, acknowledged by both, has for tutor, first the father; in default of him, the mother. Id. art. 274. See 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 319, et seq.

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Half a dozen natural children, perhapsand poor Frank cut off
Although the law has almost countenanced errors of youth by conceding to tardy regret a legal status to natural children, the insurmountable prejudices of society bring a strong force to the support of the reluctance of the law.
I could have done no more if I had known of our relationship; and there are a great many fathers who have never done as much for THEIR natural children.
Madonna, who has two natural children - Lourdes, 19, and 15-year-old Rocco - returned to Malawi in 2010, 2013 and in 2014, when she took Mercy with her.
The couple had no other natural children and their new son was conceived using IVF, with eggs from a donor.
Consider an outright transfer to natural children at the death of the first spouse at an amount that won't jeopardize the well-being of the surviving spouse.
Under Article 89 of the Civil Code, children conceived or born of marriages that are void from the beginning and those conceived after the annulment of voidable marriages are called natural children by legal fiction.
Provided that entitlement to benefits shall terminate when such children attain 21 years of age or get married; and In default of those mentioned above, surviving, legitimate, adopted or acknowledged natural children, who have reached 21 years of age, or in their absence, his surviving parent or parents, or in default thereof, his surviving unmarried brothers and sisters.
His relationship with his three natural children - two from his first marriage and one from his second - has not been so amiable.
The home is run by a strict reverend and a sweet woman who, although she has no natural children of her own, loves her surrogate sons and shows kindness to each boy.
The little girl was given a new home and life in 2009 by Madonna, who has two natural children and an adopted son, also from Malawi.
55) As such, the SSA has adopted the narrow stance that posthumously conceived children can qualify as natural children only if they may inherit through their respective state intestacy codes.