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Protecting Your Legal Right To See Your Child

Are you an unmarried father pursuing a legitimation so you can be closer to your child?

As your lawyer, experienced west Georgia family law attorney Desiree D. Duke of Duke & Heath, Attorneys at Law, in Carrollton, protects your right to child access.

Legitimation is a legal process by which an unmarried father may obtain parental rights of his child through the court system. Even though a biological father may be required to pay child support, he has no legal right to see his child until he has legitimated the child.

In Georgia, only a biological father may seek a legitimation. Once the process is complete and parental rights have been established, the petitioner is recognized as the child’s legal father by law. He can then seek child custody and/or visitation rights.

Desiree Duke makes it her goal to solve real problems for real people every day. Desiree D. Duke has gotten countless fathers custody of their children and will work hard to help you achieve your goals of spending quality time with your children. Contact us to arrange your initial consultation.

Experienced Carrollton Legitimation Attorney Desiree D. Duke

In legitimation cases, a mother may contest a father’s legal action by asserting that he is not the biological father of the child in question, or that in her opinion he is an unfit parent because he has abandoned his opportunity interest in his child. Ultimately, the issue will be decided by the court based on “the best interests of the child.”

Regardless of your short-term or long-range legitimation goals, you should contact Duke & Heath, Attorneys at Law, today by calling 678-390-5577 or by sending an email message. We work hard to make justice work for you.