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Thursday, April 21, 2011

NYT Article About a New York Birth Certificate and the Italian Inheritance Law

This is an intriguing article about an Italian woman who is seeking to change  her last name on her birth certificate in the New York County Supreme Court.   Doing so would entitle her under Italian law  to her natural father’s estate located in Italy. The article discusses the New York legal presumption that a child born to a married woman is the legal child of the woman’s  husband.

 

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N.Y. / Region

New York Paternity Fight May Have Millions of Ripples

By WILLIAM GLABERSON and ELISABETTA POVOLEDO

Published: April 15, 2011

 

Nina Viola Montepagani is fighting to erase the man listed as her father from her birth certificate. At stake: her identity, $50 million and legal precedent.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/nyregion/ny-court-fight-may-have-millions-of-ripples-in-italy.html




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