Having a child while unmarried can pose a number of problems if the relationship with the mother does not remain cordial. You can ensure your rights as a father by taking steps to legitimate your paternity. This is important for establishing custody, visitation rights and securing an equal say in the child’s life. Most people automatically assume once the father’s name is on the birth certificate and he is paying child support, these rights are automatically granted. In the State of Georgia, this is not true.
Yoxall Family Law can assist with this process to help you avoid any issues that may arise in the future. It is best to be proactive in solidifying your place in your child’s life as soon as possible to establish your role as a parent. Having a knowledgeable team behind you that understands the intricacies of the law is key in getting you the results you deserve. By handling the situation early, you can avoid excessive legal fees that may arise in situations that will require counsel and representation to exercise your rights.
We understand the implications that can occur when fathers are denied access to their child, and work persistently to avoid these types of situations. Our goal is to ensure you are in a position to equally enforce your role. Contact our office today!