Impugning Filiation: Is the Child Yours?
ABOUT THE COURSE
Jurisprudence is replete with wars during estate proceedings. Who gets what is always the issue. It is not just whether a child is entitled to any inheritance in succession but also whether one is really the child of the decedent. There are issues that arise too in matters of support. Is the child yours that you may be obliged to support the child?
This course will help you (1) differentiate the two ways of classifying filiation, (2) explain the prescriptive period to impugn child’s legitimacy, (3) identify the questions that you need to ask your client if the legitimacy of the child is in question, and (4) determine the affirmative defenses available to the putative father.
Regular price for 1 credit unit course
Atty. Katrina Legarda
Atty. Katrina Legarda graduated from the University of Bristol, England in 1975, and obtained her degree in law from the University of the Philippines. She joined the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law offices (ACCRALAW) in 1981.
She was the second female associate in ACCRALAW to specialize in the tough field of litigation. As ACCRALAW grew to become one of the biggest law firms in the country, Katrina rose through the ranks, eventually becoming a Partner before she withdrew in 1992 to concentrate on her advocacies for the woman and the child.