Fairburn, GA asked in Family Law for Georgia

Q: Can I get my kids back and force a court to intervene before mother get them back

not married to the mom, but kids went to mom's parents and they took kids over to mom who want to get them back but they have been living with me for 4 years with 2 previous years with mom but the other 8 years before that they lived with me. ages 6, 10, 13, and 14 years old. I am on birth certificate but not legitimized.

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V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You must file a legitimation action before the Court will award you custody. Is there a Court order giving the grandparents any kind of custodial rights or prohibiting the mother from having contact with the children? You should consult with an attorney to discuss your case and come up with the best legal strategy to get your children back to you.

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

A: I agree you have to file for legitimation. You have no rights otherwise.

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

A: Until you file for legitimization you have no legal rights to the child. You should consult with an attorney right away who can help you with the process for that and how to best go about getting time back with your children.

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