Every year, tens of thousands of children are born outside of marriage in the United States. Fathers often assume that, because they have been in a committed relationship with the mother, that they automatically have rights concerning their child. This may be true in some states, but in the state of Georgia, there are no automatic father’s rights. The mother is the only one allowed physical or legal custody of the child. The father would need to go through the process of establishing paternity, and legitimating the child, or lose all legal rights involving the custody and care of the child. The law office of William R. Pike Law LLC can assist you in getting the rights you deserve with your child.
The child custody attorney Dallas GA, can help you with the process necessary to obtain your legal paternity rights. The easiest way to establish paternity is for both parents to sign and file a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, which can be facilitated with the help of the child custody attorney Dallas, William R. Pike. The next step is to legitimate your child because just having your name on the birth certificate does not establish a legal relationship. The Dallas child custody attorney can help you take this to the Superior Court if the mother refuses any attempt on your behalf to legitimate your child.
The Law Offices of William R. Pike Law LLC is the Dallas father’s rights attorney who can assist you with being a proactive father in the life of your child. Georgia does not grant automatic rights to an unwed father, so you can protect yourself and your child by retaining the father’s rights lawyer and following the process of obtaining legal rights and visitations with your child. Start planning for the birth of your child, or if the child is already here, by visiting the Law offices of William R. Pike Law LLC.