Legitimation And Establishment Of Fathers' Rights

In Georgia, if a child is born to a married couple, the man is presumed to be the father. If parents are not married, however, the father must take steps to formally establish paternity. Whether you are a father who needs to establish his custodial or visitation rights or a mother who needs to establish her right to receive support from her child's father, a lawyer can provide invaluable guidance.

At Lise S. Kaplan, LLC, we represent fathers and mothers throughout Macon and Middle Georgia. With more than two decades experience in the full range of child custody and family law matters, you can count on us to give you the information you need to make educated decisions about your situation.

Legitimation/Establishment Of Fathers' Rights

Many fathers believe that if their name is on the child's birth certificate, then they have been formally recognized as the father. If the parents are unmarried, this is not true. Unmarried fathers must establish rights to the child. Once a child is legitimated, the father can establish rights to the child, including a visitation schedule. Our attorney can analyze your case and let you know of any obstacles you may need to overcome to achieve your objectives.

Establishing Paternity

Unmarried mothers may need to establish paternity to hold the father financially responsible for his child. While a paternity action is usually fairly straightforward, it is important to have a lawyer review your case. We work with mothers in establishing paternity and dealing with any issues that may arise with support, parenting plans and more.

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