Atlanta, GA asked in Family Law for Georgia

Q: I want to legitimize my children, I am on the birth certificate for both of them.

They lived with me in GA from 8\1\2020 to 5/22/2021 after their mother had a mental health crisis. Due to not being married they had to go back to her in Florida once she became stable again. I now want to legitimize myself to have right to them and see them again. Do I need to do a paternity acknowledgement even though I'm on the birth certificates or can this move right into legitimization? The big question is what state do I file this in? they lived in Georgia for over 6 months and are now in Florida as of 5/22/2021.

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Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You can file for legitimation. We would need additional information to determine which state you would need to file the action. Our office is happy to help.

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

A: Legitimizing is a good move and something that you will need to work with an attorney for. Consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and help you with the proper course of action.

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