What Does Legal Custody Mean?
What is Legal Custody? Legal custody involves the decision-making authority over a child. Generally, both... Read More
Does the Father of a Child Have Rights?
What Rights Does a Father Have? In the state of Georgia, the father of a child born to unmarried parents has no... Read More
I'm Divorcing, But What If “My Child” Isn’t Mine?
In Georgia, a man married to a woman at the time she conceives or gives birth to a child is presumed to be the... Read More
Paternity vs. Legitimation in Georgia: What’s the Difference?
As Georgia divorce attorneys who help clients with domestic relations matters ranging from uncontested divorces and... Read More
Signing the Birth Certificate is Not Enough
As Atlanta divorce attorneys, we often hear one common misnomer repeated over and over again by biological fathers... Read More
New Jersey Mothers May Restrict Putative Fathers’ Access to Delivery Room
In an opinion rendered and authored by Judge Mohammed, New Jersey's Superior Court ruled that in cases when the... Read More
Can my son’s father stop me from moving out of state with our son?
The answer to this question depends on whether the father has ever legitimated the child. If the father has... Read More
Name change for child after Georgia legitimation?
An issue that periodically comes up in Georgia family law cases is a potential name change for a child affected by... Read More
Fathers’ Rights and Legitimation in Georgia
What is legitimation? Legitimation is the process that a biological father may undertake to legally establish a... Read More
Legitimation and due process in Georgia
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently affirmed the grant of a petition for legitimation over the mother’s... Read More
Termination of parental rights in Georgia when father is not on birth certificate
As a Georgia family law attorney, I was recently asked how parental rights could be terminated for a father who is... Read More
Legitimation and abandonment in Georgia
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently heard an appeal of the grant of a legitimation petition, where the father... Read More
Requirements for Petition for Legitimation in Georgia
In Georgia, a child born out of wedlock is considered the biological child of both his mother and father, but only... Read More
Rights of legal father in legitimation action
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently addressed the rights of a legal father in a legitimation action brought by... Read More
Can the paternity of a child born during a marriage be challenged?
Paternity testing during a divorce case is not extremely common, but this issue does arise. The Georgia Court of... Read More
Legitimation in Georgia
In Georgia, legitimation is the legal process that an unwed father takes to become the legal father of his child... Read More
Filing of transcript can be determinative in Georgia appeals
The Court of Appeals of Georgia recently heard a legitimation case that highlights the importance of including a... Read More
Child Support and Paternity
As technology changes our world, it also changes our Child Support and Paternity laws here in Georgia. Typically,... Read More
Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity in Georgia
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently heard a case regarding the implications of a signed voluntary acknowledgment... Read More