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

Q: I am currently unwed @ 32 weeks pregnant. What do I need to do to permanently revoke the father's parental rights in ga?

He is a drug addict and still married to another woman and has gotten myself and another chick pregnant. He has not shown up my entire pregnancy and asked me to give the baby away 3x and is a lying manipulating narcissist that is verbally abusive to his daughter and recently overdosed with his son present. He gets sober long enough to get custody and then starts using around his kids after. I need to protect my baby from him.

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Tessie D. Edwards
Tessie D. Edwards
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You definitely need to seek a consultation with a family law attorney to go in-depth regarding your options. In Georgia, it is not an easy task to take away parental rights as it is in the child's best interest to have the love and support of both parents when possible. The court would consider the father's substance abuse and if he needs treatment or some form of supervised visits until it is safe for the child. The courts generally do not consider marital status or the father having another woman pregnant while you are pregnant as factors regarding the father having access to the child.

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

A: It is unprecedented to try and terminate someone's parental rights for a child that's unborn. Even when the child is born, terminating the father's parental rights may not be an easy task. Once this child is born, you can speak with an attorney.

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