Fathers' Rights and Legitimation in Georgia
Establishing whether or not a particular man is the biological father of a child is now a simple process, given that DNA testing is now readily available and reliable. However, statewide in Georgia, there are aspects of paternity matters that require competent counsel and help from a family law attorney to:
- Complete legitimation requirements and obtain court orders establishing visitation and custody
- To receive child support in accordance with established Georgia guidelines and take proper action to ensure that the child support amounts are fair
At The Siemon Law Firm, our paternity lawyers are well prepared to help you navigate the legal processes associated with paternity, legitimation and establishing a support order for your child or multiple children. With offices in both Cumming and Alpharetta, we frequently represent men and women throughout Forsyth County and Fulton County, and we are also very familiar with courts, officials and procedures unique to Gwinnett, Hall, Dawson, DeKalb, Cherokee and Cobb counties. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Capable, Affordable Family Law Representation for Georgia Men and Women
These facts make legitimation very important. Manageable costs are involved, and we will make every effort to help you through the process as affordably as possible.
It is essential to recognize that, as a man who believes you have fathered a child, you have little to no legal parental rights unless you are married to the child's mother or file a petition for legitimation. The same is true for a mother seeking involvement and support from a child's father and, in fact, a child cannot inherit from a biological father unless a legal will is created or legitimation procedures properly completed.
Schedule a Consultation With The Siemon Law Firm
If you have had a child out of wedlock and want to pursue legitimation, or you are facing other family law concerns such as an issue involving enforcement of a child support order or the need to pursue child custody, please contact our firm today by calling 866-497-5134. We will offer you the opportunity to consult directly and work personally with an attorney, treating you with empathy and respect every step of the way.