Experienced Legitimation Law Firm
When a man is not married to the mother of his child, he must first bring a legal action to legitimate the child to establish his parental rights, custody, visitation and the child's right to inherit from the father. Once legitimation is granted, the parent-child relationship will be established as if the child were born in wedlock. Issues of custody, visitation and child support can be addressed after legitimation. Prior to legitimation of a child born out of wedlock, the mother is entitled to custody and exercises all parental power over the child.
At Daniels & Taylor, P.C., we provide vigorous representation for biological fathers wishing to establish paternity, as well as in subsequent matters involving custody, visitation rights and child support. We also represent mothers wishing to contest such actions. Having represented many clients from all walks of life in such cases, we understand the legal issues in these actions. Our lawyers will use their knowledge and experience to protect your rights.
WE CAN HELP YOU! Contact our Lawrenceville law office at 770-604-1380.
Gwinnett County DNA Test Lawyers
Daniels & Taylor, P.C., can represent you whether you are a mother or a father seeking to establish the paternity of a child. The process is relatively simple: we can prepare and file a petition, and after it is granted, DNA samples are taken from the father and the child in a completely painless manner.
Child Support and Legitimation
Once paternity has been established, Daniels & Taylor, P.C., can then address issues involving child custody, visitation rights and child support.
Since a father's duty to support his child arises when the child is born, Georgia law permits the recovery of back child support from the father upon adjudication of paternity. Medical and birth-related expenses incurred by the mother are recoverable from the father. This could result in the father having to pay tens of thousands of dollars in child support and medical costs. To protect your rights, you should contact an experienced legitimation law firm.
Daniels & Taylor, P.C., represents clients in communities throughout Gwinnett County and Walton County, Georgia. Call us at 770-604-1380 or contact us by email to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced Lawrenceville paternity attorneys today.