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descent or derivation from a father



in Soviet law, the fact of the parentage of a child by a particular man, as certified by a birth certificate in the civil registry. When a child is born to persons whose marriage is registered, the spouse of the mother is recognized as the father of the child. If the parents’ marriage is not registered, paternity may be established by a joint declaration of the father and mother of the infant. In the absence of such a declaration, paternity of a child born after Oct. 1, 1968, may be established through a legal process upon the declaration of either parent, of the guardian, of the person upon whom the child is dependent, or of the child himself when he attains majority. The conditions under which a court may establish paternity are laid down in the family codes of the Soviet republics (art. 48 of the RSFSR Family Code). Appropriate registration is recorded in the birth-registry book, and a birth certificate is issued on the basis of a joint declaration by the parents, a court decision establishing paternity, or an acknowledgment of paternity. Parental rights and obligations begin upon the act of registering paternity.

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Labour has also pledged to increase statutory paternity pay from PS120 a week to PS260 a week.
But Scots dads will be able to take advantage of the paternity shake-up.
They can also take an additional 26 weeks paternity leave (APL) when their baby is 20 weeks old and their partner is working and is no longer claiming maternity benefits.
assistant court officer at Western Worcester District Court in East Brookfield, reflected on his paternity leave and how it has helped his experience as father.
The report also warned that low levels of paternity pay affected take up of leave, with just 9% of fathers receiving anything longer than two weeks at full pay.
The latter can be unaware or uncertain of their paternity of particular children, or else reluctant to acknowledge it because of legal liabilities for support that might follow and/or lack of regular involvement in a child's life.
As AP notes, the prince is the first senior royal to take paternity leave and follows in his father's, Prince Charles, footsteps when it comes to parenthood.
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: "A good gift for fathers this Sunday would be for ministers to increase statutory paternity pay rates and for employers to top it up for longer, so that new dads can spend more time with their children.
Most take the first two weeks of paternity leave - which is usually topped up by firms.
According to a market research survey conducted in 2013, the concern of paternity is not something men often talk about - but there is in fact a huge demand for it.
THE number of men taking paternity leave has increased by 14% over the past year, but is still a "very small fraction" of those entitled to time off, according to a new study.
More and more Bulgarian dads choose to take paternity leaves and look after their small children, the country's National Statistical Institute has revealed.