Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: How do I get rights to my ex girlfriends child without her giving up her rights and I'm a female also

The child's father has never seen him nor wants anything to do with him also been in jail every since before he was born

2 Lawyer Answers

Ellaretha Coleman

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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You are only going to be able to have a relationship with the child to the extent the mother allows you to. There is no avenue for you to obtain legal rights to the child absent a step-parent adoption.

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Regina Irene Edwards

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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You can consult an attorney about an adoption.

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