Atlanta, GA asked in Family Law for Georgia

Q: Hello I needed information on paternity.

I am the alleged father of a month old child. I am not on the birth certificate. I had filed a complaint for paternity and motion for genetics test last month. Recently, I received a letter stating that they can not proceed with the case until I fill out a financial affidavit. Is that necessary for just a paternity test?

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Narissa Juitt-Jackson
Narissa Juitt-Jackson
Answered
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Yes, in any case involving children and/or family legal issues a Domestic Financial Affidavit is required.

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

A: Yes it's required. They are seeking child support so a financial affidavit is needed.

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

A: Yes, it’s going to be part of the process. However, until you legitimize the child you will not have any legal rights. It’s a good idea to work with an attorney to legitimize so you can have legal rights to the child.

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