Ringgold, GA asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: I'm an unmarried father of an 18 month old mother gave consent for her mother to have custody

they served me with an rule nisi/ex parte/ restraining order what can I do do I get legitimized then go for custody of just answer them and file a counterclaim

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Yes, you can file for legitimation and parenting time.

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You need to file a Petition to Legitimate the child in the Superior Court of the county of residence of the child or yours. If you do not know how to do this, you will need to retain legal counsel to it. This would be best given you are now under a TPO. Truth be told, it can be tricky to do anything in the law without an attorney. Good luck!

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Until you legitimize you are not going to have any rights to the child at all. Consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and help you with the proper course of action to legitimize and petition for custody rights.

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