Georgia Paternity and Legitimation
At The HTW&W Law Office, our law firm specializes in helping our clients faced with parental and legitimation legal issues. In most cases, a presiding judge will want to see you establish paternity or legitimize a child in order to receive any type of child support or visitation rights.
How can your law firm assist me with my parental rights?
Establishing paternity or legitimizing a child can be a confusing process. Our experienced attorneys will help you every step of the way, ensuring that your rights as a parent are always protected.
For those that need to establish paternity, there are a couple of different methods that the court will consider. First, a mother may have to provide the court with a DNA test proving the father of her child. In other cases, the father may want to be just as much a part of the child’s life as the mother and may recognize himself as the father by signing and filing the correct documents.
Many times, a mother will seek to establish paternity in order to ensure the father of her child shares in the responsibilities of supporting their child. While child support is often the most sought after aspect, many times fathers need visitation rights to ensure the best development of the child. Our attorneys can help you establish paternity by guiding you through the steps.
In legitimation cases, fathers are seeking to establish their paternity. In many cases, fathers need to do more than just put their name on the child’s birth certificate or share their last name with the child. To legally legitimize your child, speak with one of our attorneys who can help you through this court process.
Legally legitimizing your child is important because it will ensure that your child receives the right Social Security benefits. It may also ensure that your child’s inheritance can be received. Child custody and visitation rights also depend on your ability to legally legitimize your child.
Because our attorneys have helped with many cases involving parental rights, we can help make the process easier on you than if you tried to take this on alone.