Miami, FL asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia

Q: I was married in GA when my son was born, but now divorced and want to confirm paternity. How can I do this?

My ex wife filed for divorce from me while I was incarcerated and won. I’ve always questioned his paternity based on her infidelity, but I know he needs a good dad. Now I’m remarried and my ex is making my life hell. She won’t allow me to see him, but receives child support. I don’t know what to do or who to go to. In GA they say I’m the dad no matter what. That’s wrong just another way to have someone paying child support. That’s not in the best interest of the child if I don’t want to be around his mom or even him because I have to be around her. It’s causing resentment.

He’s only 3. I need this done ASAP.

3 Lawyer Answers
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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Answered
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You can't force a DNA test outside of current litigation. You may file for legitimation and ask for a DNA test in the court of the custody proceedings.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Answered
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleague. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with filing for legitimation; this is is your best way to obtain the DNA test you desire.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleagues. You can have paternity confirmed through a legitimation process. You should contact an attorney to help you with the process. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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