Affiliation Proceeding

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Definition: Affiliation Proceeding

Affiliation Proceeding

Quick Summary of 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.

Full Definition of Affiliation Proceeding

Formerly referred to as bastardy actions or proceedings in many jurisdictions, as of 2003, these were called paternity or filiation proceedings. In several states, these proceedings are governed in part by the Uniform Parentage Act, first adopted by the Commissioners on Uniform Laws in 1973. The purpose of the act is to identify natural fathers through a paternity test so that a court may order child support obligations against them.

Related Phrases

Commissioners on Uniform Laws
DNA Evidence
Paternity Suit

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Affiliation Proceeding are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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