Paternity and Legitimation
Marietta, Georgia, Paternity and Legitimation Lawyer
Parents of children born out of wedlock are faced with a unique set of legal issues. The ability to receive child support or visitation rights can hinge on the need to establish paternity or legitimate a child. At the law firm of Marian Weeks, we are here to guide you through this process. We are here to help you see that your rights as a parent are recognized.
To schedule a free 30-minute consultation about paternity law or legitimation, e-mail us or call us at 770.884.6296 to speak with a dedicated family law attorney.
At our law office, we have more than 25 years of experience in helping parents in Marietta, Georgia and those in Cobb, Cherokee and Paulding Counties. We are ready to put that experience to work for you. Our commitment is to get a resolution that is right for you. We are ready to put forth every effort to meet that commitment.
Establishment of Paternity
A mother may seek to legally establish the paternity of her child for a wide range of reasons. She may do so to see that the father accepts some of the responsibilities that come along with being a parent, whether that means payment of child support or other contributions to the development of the child. Establishment of paternity can be as simple as the father acknowledging that the child is his and filing the appropriate documents. In other cases, DNA testing may be necessary to prove fatherhood. We are committed to helping you through the process and getting the results that are right for you and your child.
Legitimation of a Child
Likewise, a father may seek to legitimate a child for a variety of reasons. He may wish to play a role in the development of the child by gaining child custody or visitation rights. He may want to ensure that the child receives proper inheritance and Social Security benefits. It is important to be aware that legal legitimation of a child may require more than putting the father's name on the child's birth certificate or the child sharing the father's last name. We can help you through the steps necessary to legitimate a child.
E-mail us or call us at 770.884.6296 for more information about how a trusted lawyer can help with your paternity or legitimation case.