Q: I was denied rights to my inheritance because I was not legitimated.
A: The laws concerning inheritance and whether you are an heir are very confusing. Legitimation is not required by law, but you have to be able to prove you are a child of the deceased, either through DNA testing or some other accepted means of proving your heirship. If you have already had a trial and the court issued an order finding you are not entitled to inherit, you have 30 days from the date of the order to appeal that decision. You should immediately contact an attorney specializing in probate law to determine whether you have any chance to succeed on an appeal.
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