Paternity recognition

Civil registry

What is it?

It is the process by which an individual is recognized as the father of a person, acquiring the rights and obligations derived from the law.


  • Recognition of paternity
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  • 1. What to do if the father does not want to acknowledge his paternity?

    You must approach the Family Jurisdiction where an investigation is conducted and a Judge decides whether to declare the paternity or not.

  • 2. Is it possible to revoke the paternity recognition?

    No, the paternity acknowledgment is irrevocable.


The paternity recognition can occur through:

  • Signature of who recognizes in the birth certificate or by declaration in front of a judge.
  • Will.
  • Court order.