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Understanding Your Rights As A Father

Fathers play an indispensable role in the lives of their children. As a father, you deserve to be involved in raising your children. You deserve to spend time with them and have a say in their upbringing.

During divorce or separation, many fathers feel they’re at a disadvantage. Yet Georgia law grants fathers and mothers equal rights when it comes to child custody. The challenge lies in how to present a strong case based on your commitment to the children and your involvement in their lives.

Making Sure Your Voice Is Heard

At Terri Herron Law, we’ve successfully fought for the rights of fathers in numerous custody cases. We understand how frustrating and unfair the process can seem. With our attorney as your advocate, you can feel confident your voice will be heard.

You May Have More Rights Than You Think

Your rights as a father extend beyond just divorce or separation. You also have important rights as an unmarried father. Whatever your situation, we’ll walk you through the rights and options available to you.

Here are just a few of the rights fathers often don’t know they have:

  • You have the right to establish legal fatherhood through legitimation proceedings. As part of those proceedings, you can also request child custody and visitation rights.
  • During the legitimation process, you have the right to request that your child take your last name. You can also request that your name be reflected on his or her birth certificate.
  • Even if you didn’t have significant involvement in your child’s life up until now, you may still be entitled to visitation. This will give you a valuable opportunity to build a stronger bond with your child.

Do you have questions? We encourage you to check out our Child Custody FAQ page or our page highlighting what you need to prepare for child custody proceedings in Georgia. Both pages offer great information that can help answer some of your questions before you decide to contact our firm.

Get Personalized Advice From Our Skilled Attorney

Of course, every situation is different. Our lawyer offers free initial consultations so you can get a better sense of the legal framework involved in your case. To get started with your consultation, call our main office in Roswell at 404-692-6487 or send us an email. We also have four additional offices for your convenience: Atlanta, Marietta, Duluth and Snellville. If you are unavailable to meet during business hours, we offer evening and weekend appointments upon request.

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