Parental Rights

Establishing Paternity in the State of Georgia

In the state of Georgia, babies are not always the product of a married couple. A large number of children are born to parents who are not married to one another. Many parents are unaware that having a child born in such a situation greatly affects the legal rights and responsibilities for both parents. One […]

I Want to Adopt My Stepchild

The bond between a parent and a child is unlike any other, and can exist between a stepparent and a stepchild just as well. Oftentimes, a stepparent would like to legally adopt his or her stepchild. As a stepparent, you have no legal parental rights. For instance, if your spouse became incapacitated, died, or you […]

Acknowledging Paternity

When a child is born, the law recognizes that the mother of the child is the parent. There is also a presumption that if the mother is married, the spouse is the father of the child born. However, if the mother and father are not married at the time of the child’s birth, then the […]

Termination of Parental Power

A previous article explored the possibility of custody being taken away from a parent. This should not be confused with parental powers. To begin, loss of custody will not affect the legal relationship between the child and parent, but instead the living arrangements. Here, you may lose the ability to make decisions about your child’s […]

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