Atlanta, GA asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia

Q: How do I go about getting custody of my child or doing child support When I live in a different state

Mother of My 4 month old son is refusing to let me see him unless I am with her in a relationship

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

A: If you were not married to the mother, then you have absolutely NO rights whatsoever to the child. You are going to have to file a petition (complaint/lawsuit) in the Superior Court of the county in which the child lives. Only when you do this will you ever have an opportunity to see the child. You will also have a child support obligation fixed at that time. If you want to Google this, look up "Georgia legitimation." You will also want to have an attorney working with you.

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

A: In order for you to have any legal rights at all you will need to go through the legitimization process. You will need to work with an attorney to do that. Once you do that then you will be able to have a judge grant some custody to you, and if she doesn’t abide by it then she would be in contempt. Consult with an attorney who can help you with the proper course of action. The sooner the better.

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