470-947-2471 | Georgia Legitimization Lawyers

 

Georgia Legitimization Lawyers Georgia: Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Metro Atlanta Area

Georgia Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Business Immigration LawyersIn Georgia, legitimization is a legal action filed in Superior court that is the only way, other than by marrying the mother of a child, that the father of a child born in the State of Georgia may establish legal rights to his child. Only the father of a child may file a petition seeking to legitimate his child. Frequently, unmarried fathers seek to be legitimized when their attempts to spend time with their child is thwarted by the mother. As part of a legitimization case, a father can expect regular visitation with his child and to also pay child support.

A Georgia court’s order of legitimization creates a father and child relationship legally between the petitioner and his child. An order of legitimization establishes that the child may inherit from his/her legal father or the father can inherit from their child.

An order of legitimization allows the legal father to be listed on the child’s birth certificate as the father. Many fathers incorrectly believe that merely being listed on the birth certificate at the father legitimates the child. The father must still file a petition with the court to legitimate the child. A court’s order for legitimization is the only way that the father of a child born out of wedlock can be recognized as the legal father of a child and therefore can petition for custody and/or visitation with this child.

Custody and child support should be addressed as a part of the legitimization action. It is important to note, if a child has been legitimated and the child’s mother dies, the father will not automatically be granted custody of the child.

A court action for legitimization must be filed in the county where the child resides. However, if there is an adoption pending regarding the child, the petition for legitimization should be filed in the county where the adoption was filed.

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Georgia Areas We Serve

Our Georgia lawyers and attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Duluth, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Cumming, Marietta, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainesville, Midtown Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, Smyrna, Buford, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Decatur, Grant Park, East Atlanta and the Virginia Highlands.

Our Georgia lawyers and attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.

Our main office is located in Alpharetta Georgia at: 5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 51, Alpharetta, GA 30022.  We also have offices conveniently located at:

Alpharetta Georgia
North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 51
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 470-947-2471 |Map
Atlanta Georgia
Colony Square
1201 Peachtree Street, 400
Colony Square, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 470-947-2471 | Map
Dunwoody, Sandy Springs
GA 400, Atlanta Georgia
1200 Abernathy Rd
Building 600
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 470-947-2471 | Map
Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth
410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 470-947-2471 | Map
Johns Creek, Duluth GA
11555 Medlock Bridge Road
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 470-947-2471 | Map
Duluth Georgia
Sugarloaf
2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: 470-947-2471 | Map
Kennesaw Georgia
TownPark Center
125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 470-947-2471 | Map
Lawrenceville
Huntcrest
1755 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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