Paternity and Legitimization Attorney

The legal process to establish fathers rights can often be complicated and the Young law firm can help you to navigate the system. Georgia law states that a paternity action is a legal action to establish that a man is the biological father of a child.

Even if the father is named on the child’s birth certificate, if the parents are unmarried, the legitimization process is required by law. Our parents pass on their DNA to us, and the process of comparing DNA patterns is used to establish paternity by means of a simple DNA test.

We can help unmarried fathers in the Marietta GA area to establish their paternity and legitimate a child, and we have years of experience helping and representing unmarried fathers. Once the paternity is established, we can help with petitions of:

Fathers Rights

Many fathers want what is known as fathers rights, and want to be more involved in their child’s life, without criticism or involvement from the mother. A father can ask for child support just as a mother can, if he is the custodial parent, and an unmarried father also has the legal right to try to have full or partial custody of the child. In most cases, it is undoubtedly in the interests of the child to maintain a strong and close relationship with both parents, and Diana Whipkey Young can help fathers to nurture a strong relationship with their son or daughter, something they will always appreciate.

An unmarried father can take advantage of the legitimation process to enjoy the same visitation and custody rights concerning their child as a divorced father would enjoy. The child also has the legal right to inherit, as well as to enjoy a positive, healthy and legal relationship with their father.

Get Advice from a Caring Fathers Rights Attorney

If you need advice on fathers rights in Marietta, the experienced family law attorney Diana Whipkey Young will be happy to answer your questions and advise you and set up an appointment. We can be reached by the contact form or at (770) 795-9596. We accept credit cards and offer evening appointments outside our normal Monday to Friday 830am to 6pm hours.