Georgia family law is complex, and when you find yourself in a legal dispute with a family member, you should have an experienced family law attorney by your side to help protect your rights and navigate the legal system. Justin H. Hayes P.C. has both the experience and compassion you need to help negotiate a resolution before even getting to a courtroom, and the tenacity necessary to fight your case in court if it goes that far. Our Metro Atlanta law firm will gather evidence, talk to witnesses, and help you fill out the paperwork necessary to file with the courts and get your case heard. Even if you have a good relationship with the family member with whom you have a legal dispute, let Justin H Hayes, P.C. ensure that the final resolution of your case is in the best interests of yourself and your family.
The legitimation process becomes more complicated if the mother is married to someone other than the biological father, or had been in the previous nine months. Georgia law presumes that the husband is the father. In these cases, marrying the mother or signing voluntary paternity papers isn't enough to establish legitimacy. Your legitimacy claim can become very complicated, especially if the ex-husband, mother of the child, or adoptive parents or agency challenge your petition. There are also several things the judge will consider, such as whether you acted quickly enough to avoid a ruling of abandonment. In this very complicated area of the law, your best interests are served by an attorney with significant experience in navigating Georgia law and courts.