Establishing Paternity Is Important
Paternity is an important factor in determining parental rights between unmarried couples, married couples and divorced couples. Child custody, visitation and child support can only be dealt with if there is a legal document stating that a man is or is not the biological/legal father or parental guardian.
In order to pursue this legal action, you should choose an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer who will help you efficiently navigate the law and the process while advocating for your best interests.
How Is Paternity Used?
Paternity can be used in the following ways:
- A father may want to legitimatize his child in order to gain visitation rights or custody.
- A spouse or partner may want to contest the allegations of his fatherhood.
- A mother may want to establish the paternity of the father in an effort to collect child support and set visitation.
Attorney Christina Stahl founded the firm, working for more than 20 years helping Georgia mothers and fathers file for, legitimatize or dispute paternity. Like many other areas of family law, this can be an emotionally stressful time for both parties and the child in question. In an effort to work through this process with as little damage to the child as possible, I will provide you with the representation, information and guidance you deserve.