Paternity & Child Legitimation

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Clayton County Paternity Lawyers Are Here to Help!

Legitimation Attorney

Paternity and legitimation are important fathers’ rights. Lunn Law LLC assists in these particular areas of law. There are numerous legal situations where paternity and legitimation are important. A paternity and legitimation attorney are important partners in helping you get the right result.

Paternity in Georgia: Biological Father

To elaborate, paternity means the quality or state of being a father (i.e. fatherhood). Genetic testing is one method to establish paternity. Hence the numerous situations where one has a paternity test which include:

  • Establishing proof of heritage for an adopted child seeking their biological parent;

  • Assisting mothers seeking child support from a man who denies he is the child’s father;

  • Assisting men wishing to confirm paternity;

  • Determining grand parentage, inheritance rights, Social Security benefits and insurance claims; and

  • Determining heirs by DNA profiling for estate purposes.

Additionally, the people that can file a petition of paternity are

  • The interest of the child,

  • The mother of the child,

  • Any relative in whose care the child has been placed,

  • The Department of Human resources, and

  • One who is alleged to be the father.

When looking to establish paternity in Georgia, it is important understand the various aspects of the law.

Legitimation in Georgia: Legal Father

Georgia law permits the mother of a child born out of wedlock to have sole custody rights to the child. Only the biological father of a child is to file a petition to legitimate his child. Thus, a biological father must file a legitimation action in court to obtain any parental rights such as custody or visitation. Legitimation of a child will accomplish a number of things. Firstly, it recognizes the biological father as the legal father and gives the child the right to inherit from the father and vice versa. Secondly, the legal father can have custody and visitation rights once legitimation is in place.

Your case is important. The first meeting with Lunn Law in developing your custody strategy is with the vision you have as a father. The court will look at the best interest of the child which includes several factors including:

  • The child’s need for stability and continuity

  • The strength of the emotional bond with the child

  • The quality of the home environment, including how nurturing and safe it is

  • The detailed history of each parent’s involvement

  • Each parent’s understanding of the child’s needs

  • The ability and disposition of each parent regarding childcare

Depending on your circumstances, legitimation proceedings can be challenging and emotional. Strong legal guidance will improve your chances of successfully establishing your parental and custody rights.

Talk to An Experienced Paternity and Legitimation Attorney

In conclusion, schedule a consultation today. Lunn Law LLC primarily assists with paternity and legitimation throughout the Metro-Atlanta area including Jonesboro, McDonough, Stockbridge, South Atlanta, Fayetteville, and other communities in Clayton County, Henry County, Douglas County, Fulton County, Fayette County, and Spalding County.

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vinson fife
2023-10-26
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Gena Williams
Gena Williams
2023-08-25
This firm is very professional! Although we did not always understand the process, Robin was always there to help! She continually followed up with us and kept us informed as we waited and whenever I had questions, she replied immediately! Once our case was finalized, all documents were sent to us in a very professional notebook with a check containing the remainder of our balance! I can definitely recommend this Lunn Law firm!
Diantha Swope
Diantha Swope
2023-07-29
We were impressed that the Lunn Law LLC has "Zoom" capacity so it greatly reduces travel time for meetings. Everyone at the office was very courteous, professional, and knowledgeable at our application for services. They directed us in each step that we needed to take to pursue our goals. We would recommend the Lunn Law LLC to anyone needing their services.
Barbara Bennett
Barbara Bennett
2023-06-19
Courteous and well organized staff. Handled all my needs in a timely manner. Great attorney and excellent law firm. Will definitely recommend them to anyone needing an attorney.
Anthony Clark
Anthony Clark
2023-03-29
Can not say enough good things about Lunn Law from the beginning to the end they walked me through the entire ordeal, which was a Legitimation and child Custody case.I provided the information they took over . I would highly recommend this law firm.
A Faucette
A Faucette
2023-02-10
Attorney Lunn-White is an excellent attorney who goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her clients. She has an excellent reputation in the legal community and I highly recommend her law firm!
BUILT TO WIN TRADITIONAL KARATE & DESIGN
BUILT TO WIN TRADITIONAL KARATE & DESIGN
2023-01-16
Trustworthy with a Great Work Ethic
Michael Medlock
Michael Medlock
2022-07-28
Lunn Law LLC is hands down the best law firm I've ever done business with. They are warm and inviting. I felt like I was part of the family. My very first consultation with attorney Tiffany Lunn-White started with her asking me to speak about myself personally. And that did it for me. They were very thorough and on point with everything I needed. I highly recommend this firm.