Paternity Law Attorney in Alpharetta
Our Family Law Firm Helps Fathers Establish Paternity
The legal action to establish the biological father of a child is called a paternity action. Mothers seeking child support can file paternity actions. Fathers who want to be involved in their children’s live can also file them. As this can be a complex process, you should seek counsel from an experienced Alpharetta attorney.
At The Law Offices of Daniel W. Mitnick & Associates, P.C., we have been representing individuals who want to establish or defend against paternity for more than 2 decades. We have earned the respect of our colleagues and a reputation for success representing clients in family law matters. We prefer to settle matters through negotiation or mediation. However, we are skilled and experienced litigators who will not hesitate to go to court if it is in your best interests. Go here for a complimentary consultation with our firm.
Protecting the Rights of Unmarried Parents
Mothers and fathers who are legally married at the time their child is born have their parental rights automatically protected, and likewise when parental rights are established by court order at the time of the child’s birth. However, unwed parents have rights as well, and regardless of your marital status, a knowledgeable Alpharetta lawyer with our team can help you get access to those rights.
State law gives unwed parents the option to complete and sign a voluntary Paternity Acknowledgement form. When the form is signed by both parents, it serves to legitimatize the relationship between the father and the child. While it does not establish any right of custody or visitation, the form assists the father in his standing in court regarding visitation and custody issues. Either parent has 60 days from the date of signature to rescind the Paternity Acknowledgement.
Why You Should Work with Our Team
A seasoned Alpharetta attorney with our firm understands every aspect of paternity law. We handle negotiations in a respectful manner, with a focus on what is in the best interests of the minor child. Unfortunately, some cases go to litigation, and if that is situation, we are fully prepared to go to court. Whether you need to establish paternity or challenge a paternity claim, contact our firm for a professional legal team to protect your rights and interests.