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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.--The hairdresser may come in, Peak!'
She also cited a 1983 ruling of the SC where the magistrates ruled that unacknowledged natural children have no rights whatsoever but allowed an exception to children who had already been treated as acknowledged and legitimate children.
The petitioner cited a Supreme Court ruling which provides that 'unacknowledged natural children have no rights whatsoever but allowed an exception to children who had already been treated as acknowledged and legitimate children.'
Does he leave all his assets to his natural children? Say goodbye to the business then.
1 natural children's toothpaste--with the introduction of a Silly Strawberry Fluoride Mouth Rinse.
According to Zarbee's Domnik, shoppers who purchase natural products spend between 30 percent and 40 percent more per shopping trip, so beefing up offerings in natural children's OTC and HBC products is a smart strategy.
Madonna, who has two natural children -L- 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.
At the beginning of her discussion of Family Lives in Chapter 3, James points to the "decline of the traditional nuclear family--two heterosexual parents living with their natural children" (49).