Legitimation

Legitimation

Unmarried parents may need to go through a legal process to ensure the child’s parents names are both listed on the original birth certificate. Whether the reason for the absence of acknowledging a biological father has to do with his denial of parentage, or because a birth mother neglected to add his name, we can help you with the legitimation process in Georgia.

In many cases, the father is willing to acknowledge paternity and the process merely becomes one of preparing and filing the proper documents. Other cases are more complex and may require DNA testing. Either way, it is important to address these issues calmly and make sure the best interest of the child is addressed.

Both parents have a responsibility to provide financial support for a child, regardless of their marital status. Additionally, to ensure the child has an opportunity to have a loving relationship with their birth father, there must be an acknowledgment by both parents.

At Parker Law Firm, we can help with the legitimation process whether the Mother agrees or not, in establishing the legal rights of the Father to co-parent the child. Contact our office today and let us help you through this process and make sure the proper legal procedures are followed.