Stone Mountain, GA asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia

Q: My "alleged child" and her mother are in PR and she is refusing me a DNA test and rights to my child. HELP?

My ex-girlfriend and I are no longer together due to her aggressive behavior. 3 months before our "child" was born she fled back to Puerto Rico to give birth after she was arrested for domestic violence and fraud charges. She is now refusing to give me a DNA test or let me see the child that she claims to be mine. I am a resident of GA as was she. Who can I contact to get the matter of DNA established and obtaining rights to the child if proven that I am the father?

Related Topics:
2 Lawyer Answers
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Hire an attorney in Puerto Rico who can help you.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Since she gave birth in Puerto Rico and is presently living in Puerto Rico, you will need to hire an attorney there to address your parental rights and request for a DNA test.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.