When parents are married to each other and living together at the time of a child's birth both will acquire parental responsibility and will be deemed to have 'family life'1 with the child2. Where a married woman bears the child of a man who is not her husband, Article 8 requires that biological and social reality prevails appropriately over any legal presumption that the child is a child of the husband and that there is full respect for the family life of the biological parents and their child3. Similarly, 'family life' can exist between the child and his biological
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