Legitimizing Parental Rights Through Paternity

Paternity actions are often necessary when parents were not married at the time of a child's birth, or when there is reason to question who the father of a child is, despite the fact that the mother had a legal husband at the time a baby was conceived.

If you have questions about paternity and legitimation, contact our firm. We have your answers.

Marietta And Cobb County Parental Rights Attorneys

If you want to dispute or confirm paternity or want to take a paternity test to establish parental rights, our experienced family lawyers can help. We are Hill Macdonald, LLC, in Marietta. You can benefit from our skilled attorneys' more than 25 years of combined experience with handling all aspects of family law in Georgia.

We understand the seriousness of what is at stake for a child and his or her parents when paternity may be in question.

Timely, Cost-Effective Legal Services For Mothers And Fathers In Georgia

A single mother fights not only for herself, but also for her child's future, when she seeks to have the biological father of a child born outside of marriage made responsible for the support of that child.

Conversely, a father seeks legitimation to be recognized as a child's legal father, as if he and the mother had been married at the time of the child's birth. Recognition of fatherhood through legitimation opens the door to visitation and involvement in the child's life and future. Without legitimation, a father might be required to pay child support but would be unable to be involved in the child's life.

Georgia De-Legitimation Lawyers

In some cases, de-legitimation is the father's goal. Though considered the legal father and payer of child support, a man may have reason to believe he was defrauded and tricked into believing that a child was his when in fact another man is the biological father. Under certain narrow circumstances, a presumed paternity can be set aside.

Contact Hill Macdonald, LLC, Located In Marietta, Georgia

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At Hill Macdonald, LLC, we are sensitive to the need to bring about a decisive, timely and cost-effective resolution to paternity cases. Allow us to guide you swiftly through DNA testing and other procedures that will result in a determination of paternity for your child — whether you are the father or mother and whether you are pursuing or contesting a paternity claim.

Contact our Marietta paternity and legitimation attorneys online today to schedule your initial consultation. You may also call us toll free at 866-276-2839.