After a break-up, many fathers find out the hard way that they have no legal rights to make decisions for their children or to visit with them, even if their names appear on the birth certificate and the mother acknowledged paternity at the hospital. In the state of Georgia, when children are born out of wedlock, the father is required to file a legitimation action in the superior court where the mother resides in order to establish himself as the legal father of the child and to obtain custody and visitation rights.
At the Alfred Law Firm, we represent both fathers and mothers in legitimation actions. We believe that both parties deserve an attorney who will encourage them to be fair and reasonable and will assist them in negotiation a parenting plan that is in their child’s best interest. We will also defend our clients vigorously if the other party is being contentious and not acting in the child’s best interest.
Our offices are located in Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia and we service Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Cherokee, Paulding, Bartow, Clayton, Douglas, Floyd, Newton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Polk, Carroll and Henry county. We also make it very convenient for out of state clients seeking to legitimate a child in the state of Georgia to hire and work with us. Call us for a free consultation at 404-494-0027 to discuss your legitimation needs.