Legitimation in the State of Georgia

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How Difficult is Legitimation in Georgia?

In this episode, Mary Montgomery speaks with attorney Dominic Jones to discuss the legitimation process in Georgia. Listen now or read the transcript below to learn more about what courts consider during a legitimation claim. Listen Now: Mary Montgomery: This is Mary Montgomery at Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor in Atlanta, Georgia. On today’s podcast, I am […]

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Does Signing a Birth Certificate Legitimize a Child in Georgia?

In our second podcast episode, we discuss whether or not a signed birth certificate impacts legitimation, and whether it’s a good idea for an unmarried father to discuss legitimation with the child’s mother. Listen Now: Transcript of Does Signing a Birth Certificate Legitimize a Child in Georgia? Mary Montgomery: Hello everyone. This is Mary Montgomery, […]

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Mother’s Rights: How They Work Inside & Outside of Georgia

Edited By: Belinda Martin – Associate Attorney Understanding a mother’s rights is an important part of addressing custody cases. In the past, it was generally assumed that the mother would receive custody and the father would have visitation rights and provide child support. But now, changing times have made the rights of mothers less binary […]

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Forced Fatherhood

Fathers of minor children in Georgia have legal options they can pursue in order to be granted court-ordered rights to their children, such as legitimation or custody actions. However, even fathers who don’t want to be involved with their biological children can have some responsibilities forced upon them by the courts. This most commonly comes […]

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