What are the differences between an illegitimate and legitimate child?

If the parent dies intestate, a legitimate child is entitled to property from both parents.

An illegitimate child cannot inherit his or her father's property if the father dies intestate.

However, that child can inherit the mother's property if she dies intestate, unless she has other legitimate children.

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Last Reviewed :   November 17, 2016
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