South Carolina Marriage Laws

20-1-50 - Legitimacy of children of marriages contracted after absence of previous spouse


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South Carolina Code of Laws - Title 20: Domestic Relations - Chapter 1: Marriage - Article 1: General Provisions

Legitimacy of children of marriages contracted after absence of previous spouse


The issue of all marriages contracted after the absence of a husband or wife for a period of five years, such husband or wife not being heard from or known to be living during that period of time, are legitimate and declared to be legal heirs of their parents.

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HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 20-5; 1952 Code Section 20-5; 1942 Code Section 8913-1; 1934 (38) 1587; 1987 Act No. 171, Section 80, eff July 1, 1987.


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