The Act amends and expands the statutory provisions allowing inheritance from their fathers by children born out of wedlock. In addition to the current provisions allowing inheritance when there has been a judicial determination of either legitimacy or paternity during the father's lifetime, the inheritance rights of children born out of wedlock have been expanded to provide for inheritance if, during his lifetime, the father either executed and signed a sworn statement attesting to the parent-child relationship or signed the birth certificate of the child.
Georgia State University Law Review,
WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES Children Born Out of Wedlock: Expand Inheritance Rights,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
Available at: https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol3/iss2/49