South Carolina Marriage Laws

20-1-90 - Legitimacy of children when either party to bigamous marriage marries in good faith


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

Legitimacy of children when either party to bigamous marriage marries in good faith


When either of the contracting parties to a marriage that is void under the provisions of Section 20-1-80 entered into the marriage contract in good faith on or after April 13, 1951 and in ignorance of the incapacity of the other party, any children born of the marriage shall be deemed legitimate and have the same legal rights as a child born in lawful wedlock.

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HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 20-6.1; 1952 Code Section 20-6.1; 1951 (47) 150; 1954 (48) 1770.


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