Paternity

Methods for Establishing Paternity in Georgia

Once a child is born in Georgia, it is important to ensure that paternity is established.  When a child’s paternity is not legally established in order to legitimize the child, both parents are at risk of losing certain rights. Fathers who have children without establishing paternity will have no legal rights to parenting or visitation […]

Surname of Your Child in Georgia

A new case in Georgia is making headlines around the world and it involves the naming and surname of a child. The state has specific laws on what a child’s last name can and cannot be after birth, and one couple is challenging the state’s law.

There are thousands of cases in Georgia each year involving […]

Considerations for Fathers Going Through a Divorce

Each parent plays a considerable role in the lives of his or her children, and the state of Georgia recognizes this. Laws and tools are available to both parents that allow them to establish and maintain their parental relationships. The following is a set of considerations and tips that you should keep in mind as […]

Georgia Fatherhood Program

In a previous article we discussed that a possible way to get your license reinstated after a failure to pay child support is the Georgia Fatherhood Program. A parent can participate in this program in order to get his or her license reinstated after having failed to pay ordered child support.  However, the program is […]

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 […]