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.
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.
Atlanta Family Law Group, LLC
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