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    What are the laws for custody in Georgia for unmarried parents? The baby is to be born soon and the mother is acting like it is her child, not his. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Originally posted by RIVERRAT1 View Post
    What are the laws for custody in Georgia for unmarried parents? The baby is to be born soon and the mother is acting like it is her child, not his. Any advice would be appreciated.
    That's because until legal paternity is established, it IS her child. Once the baby is born, he will need to establish legal paternity and sue for custody/visitation with the child. If he is serious about being a supportive father for the child, he should also file to set up child support. Until he is granted his rights by a court, he has no rights. None of this can be done until the chld is born. She is under no legal obligation (a totally different animal than a moral obligation) to allow him to have anything to do with the pregnancy or the birth.
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    • #3
      What mommyof4 is saying is totally right. He is going to have to file threw court in order to have any say. I would say until then he needs to just try to get along with her as best as possible. Also tell him not to give her any money until child support is set. If he gives her any money it will be considered as a gift to the courts. Here is a website for Georgia you have to search but you may be able to find some laws and procedures that may help you when going to an attorney or filing http:// www.legis.state.ga.us/. Also here is the Georgia state child support office phone number 800-227-7993 they have a line where you can ask questions. Here is another website that may come in handy www.georgia.gov . I think that is what it is, Georgia also has assistance programs for the ncp. If he truely wants to be involved its best to do what he can.

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      • #4
        Thanks for all the information. One question though, does it make a difference if she puts his name on the birth certificate?

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        • #5
          He would probably have to sign an aknowlegement that he is the father to have his name place on the birth certificate. No, Even if she put Brad Pitt was the Dad he could still go to court and get a paternity test and visitation.

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          • #6
            And even if his name is on the birth certificate, he will still have to sue for his visitation rights.
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            How do catch an ordinary rabbit?
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            • #7
              Is he sure he is the dad? I am not saying she is lying but if he signs the birth certificate he is saying with out a doubt he is the father and normally they will not due dna test to prove it. If she isn't willing to act like the child is both of theirs it might be smart to do a dna test. In georgia it happens very often that a woman thinks or says the child is one mans because they want it to be but then it ends up being someone elses. If she puts his name on their it is totally different. She is acknowledging the child is his so when the go to court the process well go alot faster. He should not sign anything unless he is 100% sure he is the dad. He will still have to go to court so visitation and child support can be set.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hopeb_2003 View Post
                Is he sure he is the dad? I am not saying she is lying but if he signs the birth certificate he is saying with out a doubt he is the father and normally they will not due dna test to prove it. If she isn't willing to act like the child is both of theirs it might be smart to do a dna test. In georgia it happens very often that a woman thinks or says the child is one mans because they want it to be but then it ends up being someone elses. If she puts his name on their it is totally different. She is acknowledging the child is his so when the go to court the process well go alot faster. He should not sign anything unless he is 100% sure he is the dad. He will still have to go to court so visitation and child support can be set.
                I agree wholeheartedly. Personally I believe that all unmarried fathers should do a DNA before admitting paternity, it's foolish not to. Alot of people disagree, but I also believe that EVERY TIME an original CS order is issued, even to married parents, that a DNA should be done. There are far too many men who support children that are not thier bio children and with today's technology there's no reason for this to happen.

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                • #9
                  He has no rights to the child until he goes to court to establish paternity & set up visitation. Sole custody ALWAYS goes to the mother after birth & unmarried fathers have no rights to custody or visitation until they establish paternity(either by dna test or aknowledgeing paternity by signing the birth cert) AND custody/visitation in court. If there is no court order the mother has no obligation to allow visitation/contact to your son. Any visitation would be purley at her whim. In almost all cases the mother is the custodial/main parent(meaning the child would not live with you/your son) and the father is allowed visitation for so many hours/days a month. The court will have a set visitation order that the mother will have to fallow. She does not need to offer any additional visistation...only the Minimum as is ordered by the court.

                  Has she agree'd to place your son on the birth cert. She is not required to do this so if she has doubts or is not allowing your son to be involved in her pregnancy then it is likley that she will not place your son on the birth cert. If that is the case then you will have to go to court & have the court issue a DNA test...you will most likley have to pay for the entire cost...which is usually around 500-600 dollars....plus your court & atty fee's. Hope that helps.

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                  • #10
                    Baby is here

                    My brother's baby has been born. I guess his next step is establishing paternity. If the baby was born in Alabama but the mother has moved to Georgia, where does he need to start? He wants to get the process moving as quickly as possible so he can begin supporting his daughter and start visitation. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RIVERRAT1 View Post
                      My brother's baby has been born. I guess his next step is establishing paternity. If the baby was born in Alabama but the mother has moved to Georgia, where does he need to start? He wants to get the process moving as quickly as possible so he can begin supporting his daughter and start visitation. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
                      Does both your brother and the mother live in GA?
                      If so, he needs to file in GA.

                      Do a Google search for GA. paternity forms.

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                      • #12
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                        He lives in Alabama and she lives in Georgia now. What does he need to do.

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                        • #13
                          He needs to file in Alabama. They are both still legal residents of Alabama.
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                          How do catch an ordinary rabbit?
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                          • #14
                            Residency

                            Could you clarify. The mother moved to Georgia in the summer, returned to Alabama to give birth because she did not want to change doctors, then upon release from the hospital returned to her home in Georgia. The father lives in Alabama.

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                            • #15
                              He needs to file where the CHILD lives. Since the mother has custody, that means he files where she lives. If she has legally moved to another Georgia, he must file there. If she is just staying with friends, but is still a legal resident of Alabama, then he must file in the county of her legal residence in Alabama.

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