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Husband having affair. Can illegitimate child follow husband surname?

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asked on Jan 21, 2018 at 17:10
by   Melissa
edited on Feb 5, 2018 at 22:24
 
My husband is having an affair. That woman is bearing the 2nd baby now.  The 1st child follows the woman's surname. However this 2nd baby, they want the baby to follow my husband's surname. Is it possible to be done? Even if they don't have a marriage certificate? Is it possible for the first child to change to my husband's surname later on? If in the case of inheritance distribution, are they (illegitimate children) entitled or do they have the rights?
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answered on Jan 21, 2018 at 17:50
by   jeff005
edited Feb 5, 2018 at 22:27
 
Is it possible for the first child to change to my husband's surname later on?
Possible under certain circumstances, but not in the manner you are thinking.

However this 2nd baby, they want the baby to follow my husband's surname.
Can, why not? The child is still an illegitimate child under Malaysian Births Laws. There is no father name inside the birth certificate. There is no law stating that the child's name must be following either parent surname or family name. I am Chinese, my surname is Lee, I can give my child a Thai name.

If in the case of inheritance distribution, are they (illegitimate children) entitled or do they have the rights?
If there is a WILL  written, one can distribute one's assets to anybody, even to the favorite dog.
If one dies  Intestate (without a WILL), illegitimate children gets nothing even if the child have a same surname.

Since you are aware of this extramarital affair and have allowed it to flourish to the extent a second child is popping out, why are you complaining now?
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answered on Jan 21, 2018 at 21:35
by   vkpc
Since you are aware of this extramarital affair and have allowed it to flourish to the extent a second child is popping out, why are you complaining now?

Sometimes it is not about allow....
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answered on Jan 21, 2018 at 22:16
by   jeff005
edited Feb 5, 2018 at 22:29
 
Sometimes it is not about allow....
This year is Women's  Empowerment  Year. Drag him to court! He is not following The Institution of Fatherhood! Dun suffer in silence!
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answered on Jan 22, 2018 at 02:04
by   Melissa
edited Feb 5, 2018 at 22:30
 
I only found out recently after he has been with that woman for 5 years and the 2nd baby is coming out these 2 months time. He has been a good husband and father so far. We have our own 3 children. However he doesn't want to give up either side. What should I do to best protect myself and my children?
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answered on Jan 22, 2018 at 08:54
by   vkpc
edited Feb 5, 2018 at 22:31
 
What should I do to best protect myself and my children?
What you husband is doing now is protecting both families, what more can you ask for?
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