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Never re-registered DC after getting married and now divorced

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rosetonightplease Sun 26-May-19 12:21:21

Asking for my partner (and future husband) but what is he supposed to do? He has two children from his previous marriage but they got married after they were born and now are divorced. Can they still re-register them or is it a moot point?

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Disfordarkchocolate Sun 26-May-19 12:22:57

This happened to me and it was easily sorted, we had to re-register the child as part of the divorce.

rosetonightplease Sun 26-May-19 12:30:55

@Disfordarkchocolate will the judge order that? They're on the NISI stage but I would have thought the judge would have mentioned something by now.

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PicsInRed Sun 26-May-19 12:36:08

It's a current marriage and they are not divorced.
Is your boyfriend concerned about this matter? Is there a reason he has not moved to rectify this before now? Is he instructing his solicitor to include this matter in the divorce proceedings?

Is there any conflict in either child arrangements or financial proceedings?

Disfordarkchocolate Sun 26-May-19 12:37:21

We did it early on, the solicitor said it needed doing so it was done.

rosetonightplease Sun 26-May-19 12:40:08

No solicitors have been involved as there are now finances to take care of. He actually had no clue he had to do it u til I pointed it out to him.

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PicsInRed Sun 26-May-19 12:48:34

So he doesn't have a solicitor?
Does his ex have a solicitor?

rosetonightplease Sun 26-May-19 12:50:08

No, neither of them have a solicitor it's all DIY.

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FauxJoMalaux Sun 26-May-19 12:52:47

I’m interested in this too as am in the situation. Watching with interest.

FiveAcorns Sun 26-May-19 12:53:43

I think the fine for not doing so is something like £2.

rosetonightplease Sun 26-May-19 12:58:44

Is there any long term potential issue if they don't do it? I know it has to do with inheritances and legitimate Vs illegitimate children. As awful as it may sound any inheritance would be down to marrying ME so from a cynical POV it makes no difference to me and protects MY children. But that's what I've understood about this archaic law.

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Farahilda Sun 26-May-19 13:21:31

It will make no difference to inheritance in UK, provided no aristocratic titles are involved. And it'll make no difference in much of the rest of the world.

It might if you or they make an international move to a country which has sharply different laws on illegitimacy. But that's all a bit hypothetical, and circs now might be completely different to future ones

rosetonightplease Sun 26-May-19 13:28:19

Most likely we'll move, but it won't make any difference to the eyes of the local law. I was just worried we had to delay his divorce even further because of this.

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PicsInRed Sun 26-May-19 17:25:44

I'd say it's probably a "nice" thing to do for the children but not necessary for inheritance. Is he on the birth certificates as acknowledged father?

If there are finances involved though, they should have solicitors, at very least for the consent order (which they should definitely get).

A solicitor would advise him in issues such as this - which goes to show how important good legal advice is.

rosetonightplease Sun 26-May-19 17:29:21

Yes he is and there are no finances involved. That's the reason why it's DIY

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