Georgia DNA Testing and Legitimation for Parents
When children are born to unmarried parents, issues may arise concerning paternity and legitimation. If you are not receiving financial support from the other parent, you may have legal remedies available. Likewise, if you are a father who would like to establish legal rights and visitation rights to your children, it may be in your best interest to pursue a legitimation action.
At the law firm of Bivek Brubaker & Prescott LLC our experienced family lawyers can help you through the process of paternity and legitimation. We can help you understand your legal rights to your child, educate you on the issues concerning child support and child custody, and help you determine whether pursuing an action of paternity or legitimation is in your best interest as a parent.
For more information, contact our Marietta law office to schedule a free, 30-minute consultation at 404-567-4509 or toll free at 866-956-0340.
Atlanta Legitimation and Paternity Attorneys
Although paternity can be established upon the child's birth in a hospital if the father is present at the time, children born to unmarried parents sometimes do not have paternity established. In these cases, unless the father legitimates the child, only the mother of the child is entitled to have physical and legal custody to that child.
A father may file a petition for legitimation to seek custody of that child. Likewise, a mother who is seeking child support and visitation rights for a father may file a petition for paternity. In most cases, this means that a DNA paternity test will be taken to determine paternity. These petitions for legitimation and paternity may be undertaken by consent or as contested matters that the court has to resolve.
Learn More Information by Speaking With a Georgia Family Lawyer
The first step toward understanding your rights is to speak with an experienced attorney about pursuing a paternity or legitimation petition. Contact us at Bivek Brubaker & Prescott LLC for a free, 30-minute consultation. Call us at 404-567-4509 or toll free at 866-956-0340.