Paternity and Legitimation
Metro Atlanta Family Law Attorney – Paternity
If parents are not married when a child is born, a father has no legal rights or responsibilities, even if he is named as the father on the birth certificate. He has no rights to child custody and visitation-and no obligation to pay child support. These rights and responsibilities must be established through a paternity action or legitimation.
At the law firm of Deborah M. Lubin, P.C., we provide skilled legal representation for family law matters, including paternity and legitimation. In addition to nearly 20 years of legal experience, Ms. Lubin was recently named in SuperLawyers Atlanta Magazine as one of the top family law attorneys in Georgia. Our firm has the knowledge and experience necessary to effectively handle your concerns.
Contact our offices today to schedule a consultation regarding the necessary legal actions to verify and establish paternity.
What Is The Difference Between Paternity and Legitimation?
When a mother seeks to establish the legal relationship between a father and child, she brings a paternity action; when a father is seeking to establish this relationship, he brings an action to establish legitimation. In either case, the parent must prove to the court that the man is the biological father of the child.
At our offices, you will get the help you need to make informed, effective decisions. We will work closely with you throughout the process, to ensure that you understand your rights and options, and to resolve your family law concerns in a timely manner.
For more information, or to speak with divorce attorney Deborah M. Lubin, contact us online or call us at 404.816.7776.
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