Under Georgia law, a father who is not married to the mother of his child at the time the child is born does not have legal rights to the child. This is true even when the father signs the birth certificate and even when the father is paying child support. Any father seeking legal rights to his child, including, but not limited to, custody, visitation, access to school and medical records, etc., must go through the process of legitimation. Juitt-Jackson Law, handle all types of legitimation cases, from basic legitimation orders by agreement of both mother and father, to highly contested legitimation actions in which fathers are seeking primary custody.
Best Interests of the Child
Georgia law recognizes a presumption that it is in a child’s best interests to have a healthy and meaningful relationship with both parents when possible. Juitt-Jackson Law, LLC has successfully represented many fathers seeking to legally protect their rights to be present and involved in the lives of their children. No matter the complexities of the case, we are here to help. If you are looking to establish your legal relationship with your child, call us at Juitt-Jackson Law to set up an initial consultation today.
Serving Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Henry, Clayton and Surrounding Counties.