The Case of Paternity in Turkey
Parenting is a very important issue. Many questions arise here, such as who can file a claim for paternity and when, against whom a claim for paternity can be filed, in which cases there is no need to file a claim for paternity, who owns custody of a child born out of wedlock, who owns the costs of the claim, what is the peculiarity of the alimony request requested in the claim for paternity, how a child born out of wedlock can be the heir of the father, what will be the surname of a child born out of wedlock, how and where the examination for claims for paternity is carried out, where the competent court is located…
Now let’s look at these questions one by one. 1. Who can file a claim for paternity, and for what period?
The mother of a child born out of wedlock may file a paternity claim. An unmarried mother can file a lawsuit before birth or within a year from the date of birth of an illegitimate child. If the paternity case is filed by the mother, the period of 1 year begins from the date of birth of the child.
A child born out of wedlock may file a lawsuit. The child can file a claim for paternity independently within 1 year from the date of majority.
Who can be sued for paternity?
It may be open against the unmarried father, and if the unmarried father has died, it may be open against the heirs of the unmarried father.
If you are trying to find an answer to the question, who owns the power of attorney of the illegitimate child, what is the peculiarity of the alimony request requested in the paternity case, and who owns the costs of the case?
The answer is that custody of a child born out of wedlock belongs to the mother.
An application for alimony – filed in a paternity case – is a “PART” of the paternity case.
The judge may decide that the necessary expenses should be paid by one or both parties. If the expenses are not paid within the specified period, it may be decided that they will be covered from the state treasury, which will be taken from the offender in the future.
How can an illegitimate child become an heir?
The existence of blood relationship is not enough to be considered an heir. This blood relationship must be “legally” recognized. He will be entitled to inheritance after the trial.
Those whose claim for paternity is rejected cannot claim the inheretence.
If a lawsuit is filed on behalf of a child, who will be appointed to protect the interests of this child? How long is the period for filing a claim for paternity, what is the peculiarity of this period. From what date and for what period can the appointed person file a claim for the paternity?
There is a time limit of one year for filing a paternity claim. Exceptional case: In the case of paternity, in the past of the specified 1-year period of reduction of rights, it is possible to file a repeated claim, despite the 1-year period, if the defendant misled the applicant, for example, by promising to marry, and thus dismissed the filing of the claim within 1 year.
In regard to the question of where and how was the paternity examination conducted, the examination must show that the person is a father 100% Noy only that but blood samples alone are not enough to achieve a healthy and accurate result.
If it is determined that the tests are required then those might be conducted at the medical faculties of the Universities, the claimant and the “father” are ought to be sent together to conduct the necessary tests.
The competent courts are the family courts. When the court determines paternity, it also decides on child support.
Lawyers in the Law Office will help you with all your questions.