Md. Code, Est. & Trusts § 1-208

Current with changes from the 2021 Legislative Session through Ch. 42
Section 1-208 - Illegitimate child
(a) A child born to parents who have not participated in a marriage ceremony with each other is the child of the child's mother.
(b) A child born to parents who have not participated in a marriage ceremony with each other is the child of the parent who did not give birth to the child if:
(1) The parent has been judicially determined to be the child's father in an action brought under Title 5, Subtitle 10 of the Family Law Article, and that determination has not been modified or set aside; or
(2) The parent and the child's mother consented to the conception of the child by means of assisted reproduction with the shared express intent to be the parents of the child, subject to the conditions under § 1-205(a)(2) of this subtitle if the child is conceived after the death of the parent.
(c) There is a rebuttable presumption that a child born to parents who have not participated in a marriage ceremony with each other is the child of an individual who did not give birth to the child if the individual:
(1) Has acknowledged himself or herself, in writing, to be a parent of the child;
(2) Has openly and notoriously recognized the child to be the individual's child; or
(3) Has subsequently married the mother and has acknowledged himself or herself, orally or in writing, to be a parent of the child.

Md. Code, ET § 1-208

Amended by 2019 Md. Laws, Ch. 197,Sec. 1, eff. 10/1/2019.
Amended by 2019 Md. Laws, Ch. 438,Sec. 1, eff. 6/1/2019.
Amended by 2019 Md. Laws, Ch. 437,Sec. 1, eff. 6/1/2019.
This section is set out twice. See also § -1-208, as amended by 2019 Md. Laws, Ch. 197,Sec. 1, eff. 10/1/2019.