South Carolina Marriage Laws
20-1-40 - Cohabitation prior to emancipation as marriage; children
The children of such marriages shall be deemed legitimate and when the parties shall have ceased to cohabit, in consequence of the death of the woman or from any other cause, all the children of the woman, recognized by the man to be his, shall be deemed legitimate.◀︎ Back to South Carolina Marriage Laws ︎︎︎︎︎◀︎ Back to Marriage Laws Home
HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 20-4; 1952 Code Section 20-4; 1942 Code Section 8570; 1932 Code Section 8570; Civ. C. '22 Section 5535; Civ. C. '12 Section 3756; Civ. C. '02 Section 2663; G. S. 2031; R. S. 2162; 1872 (15) 183.