470-947-2471 | Georgia Paternity Lawyers

Georgia Paternity Attorneys | Phone: 470-947-2471

Coleman Legal Group, LLC

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In Georgia, the legal issue paternity comes up in several ways. For example, the mother of a child may file a paternity action against the alleged biological father to collect child support. The mother may also file criminal charges against alleged father for non-support. The father may wish to legitimate his child and to obtain visitation and custody rights. In addition, a former boyfriend or estranged husband may wish to dispute allegations that he is the father of a child.

A paternity suit is when a mother who is not married to the father of her baby brings a lawsuit to declare who the father of the child is. A legitimation suit is where the father of the child brings a lawsuit against the mother to declare that he is the father of the child. There are some distinctions between these two types of suits due to the historical way these issues were once treated, but for practical purposes these are the same lawsuit so I will just refer to it as a paternity suit.

As a mother, you have the option to file a legal action to establish paternity of the biological father of the child. This would be the first step toward establishing paternity so that you can begin receiving child support.

Other issues and questions also arise in paternity cases: It is important to note that any child that is born to a married woman is presumed to be her husband’s child. Therefore, if you were married when you got pregnant — or when the baby was born — and you know that your husband is not the father of the child, you would need to take appropriate steps to have the actual father legitimized as the father. Otherwise your husband will be presumed to be the father of your child.

Also, if you are the husband and you think your wife’s child is not yours, it may be wise to have a DNA test done for both you and the child. Fortunately for men, the mother’s DNA is not required for this test. If the DNA test results indicate that the child is not likely yours, then you should contact a family law attorney immediately to protect your legal rights.

If you are the father of a child and the mother who is married to someone else — and you want to gain legal rights as the father, you will need to take legal action to legitimize yourself as the child’s father. If you do establish yourself as the legal father of your child, it will be presumed the husband is the father. As a result, the husband alone will have all the rights and responsibilities as the father of the child.

At Coleman Legal Group, LLC, our family law attorneys will help you establish your rights as a father by guiding you through the legal process and representing you in Court as needed.

Divorce and Family Law – Georgia Areas We Serve

Our Georgia divorce lawyers and family law attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Duluth, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Sharon Springs, Suwanee, Marietta, Woodstock, Sandy Springs, 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 divorce lawyers and family law 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: 11539 Park Woods Circle, Suite 304, Alpharetta, GA 30005.  We also have offices conveniently located at:

Alpharetta Georgia
Park Woods Commons
11539 Park Woods Circle
Suite 304
Alpharetta, GA 30005
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Atlanta Georgia
Colony Square
1201 Peachtree Street, 400
Colony Square, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
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Dunwoody, Sandy Springs
GA 400, Atlanta Georgia
1200 Abernathy Rd
Building 600
Atlanta, GA 30328
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Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth
410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
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Johns Creek, Duluth GA
11555 Medlock Bridge Road
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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Duluth Georgia
2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
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Kennesaw Georgia
TownPark Center
125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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1755 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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