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

Q: legitimation/ temporary custody hearing with child’s father august of 2021. I just received notice for a final hearing.

What should I expect as far as the procedure? I thought case was closed

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Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Dacula, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I can't tell you what to expect when I don't have any details of your case. You stated, "legitimation/temporary custody hearing with child's father august of 2021, I just received notice of a final hearing. What should I expect as far as procedure? I thought the case was closed." If the case was closed you would have received a final order or a dismissal. Absent those being filed, I'm not sure why you assumed the case just went away. A final hearing is for the court to make a final decision on the issues in the case. You will be expected to present your case. If you do not know how to do that, I would advise you to speak with an attorney. Because whatever decision the court makes at your trial is final and you won't be able to hire an attorney after that if you don't like the outcome.

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