Atlanta lawyer for paternity and legitimization

A party may wish to file a Paternity or Legitimization action to establish legal relationships between a father and his child.

In a paternity action, typically brought by the mother of the child, a paternity ruling will be made by the Judge after DNA testing establishes the identity of the father. Once that determination is made, the biological father can be required to pay child support.

A legitimization action is brought exclusively by the father to legitimize the child as an heir to the father. Legitimization is also the gateway for a biological father to gain custody and visitation rights. A father must first legitimize the child before he can be granted parenting and visitation custody rights.

Howard A. Gold has been representing both men and women in paternity and legitimization actions for over 35 years with the goal of doing what's in the best interest of the child and the parents.

In many cases, one party may wish to relocate outside of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Howard A. Gold is experienced at negotiating Parenting Plans that work for his clients and their children.