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A paternity suit is when a mother takes legal action to establish who the father of her child is. A legitimation suit is when a father takes legal action against the mother to prove that he is the father of the child. For practical purposes, both of these suits are legally the same and are usually referred to under the umbrella term paternity.
The father can file a legitimation action to obtain visitation and custody rights. Most cases of this nature will involve a DNA test to establish paternity before the case can move forward. It is important to note that any child that is born to a married woman is legally presumed to be the child of her husband. Thus, if you are the father of a child born to a woman in wedlock with another man, and you do not take legal action to legitimize the relationship, the husband alone will have all the rights and responsibilities as the father of the child, even though you are the biological father.
In order to protect your rights as a father, you will need to speak with an attorney who can help you better understand your options and craft a solid plan of action for the best possible outcome.
Our Atlanta Georgia contested divorce lawyers and attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainseville, Midtown Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, and Smyrna.
Our Atlanta Georgia contested divorce 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.
Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Atlanta Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Immigration, Bankruptcy and Business Law. We have two convenient offices located at:
Alpharetta Georgia Office
5755 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Atlanta Georgia Office
659 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
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