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2011-07-16 18:42:57
2011-07-16 18:42:57

If a child is born out of wedlock in Georgia, the father must file a petition seeking legitimation through the courts to become the legal father. Putting a name on a birth certificate is not sufficient. In the legitimation proceeding, the court has the authority to make custody determinations.

If the father has not filed for legitimation, he is a legal stranger to the child, and has no rights to custody.

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The mother. The father have to petition the court for custody or visitation right.


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And you are? If the parents were not married the mother has custody until the father can petition for it after he has proved paternity in court. If married you have equal custody. Just living with you does not give you custody. it has to go through court.


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Generally, if married he has custody rights equal to the mother unless she has brought a petition for sole custody in his absence. If he is not married his custody rights must be established by a court order.


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