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Fathers’ Rights

Are family courts biased against fathers? 

As a father who is going through a divorce, you may be worried about losing time with your children. After all, your main goal for the divorce may be to ensure that you get to continue to have a close relationship with them. As such, you may be worried if someone...

The “father effect” is very real 

Modern courts usually take the view that a child should, unless there is an extreme situation, get to spend time with both parents after a divorce. They are on the side of shared custody or joint custody, rather than simply giving custody to one parent. Sole custody...

How to claim legal paternity in Georgia

If you have a child outside of marriage, Georgia does not automatically recognize you as the child's legal father. You must take steps to claim legal paternity. Learn more about the process of becoming your child's legal father and the benefits of paternity in...

What are the legal implications of paternity?

As a father, you should have just as many legal rights of your child as the mother. Unfortunately, due to legalities such as paternity, you may not. Paternity refers to the legal establishment of the identity of a child’s father. While you may know in your heart that...

What rights do birth fathers have in Georgia?

Adopting your stepchildren can strengthen the ties of your Georgia family and give those children the security they need after being involved in their parents’ divorce. However, before the adoption process can begin, you and your spouse may require consent from one or...

Why is it important to establish paternity?

Georgia fathers like you may wonder about establishing paternity. If married, paternity is often established automatically. But what if you never married? Unmarried fathers often have to go through more complex steps to establish paternity.  Still, some professionals...