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The Importance of Establishing Paternity

Biological paternity is an important factor when determining the rights and responsibilities of your child’s father under Georgia family law. If your child is born during your marriage and you later decide to seek a marriage annulment, paternity can play a part in the determination of child custody, child visitation rights, and payment of child support. However, if your child was born outside of a marriage, his father will still retain child support responsibilities, but no rights to child custody or visitation. Thus, it is important to establish paternity when determining child custody and support matters, regardless of whether you wish to remain a single parent or are seeking marriage annulment in Cumming. Your family attorney can help you with the determination of the father’s rights and the development of a child support or visitation plan that meets your needs and preferences during the divorce process to ensure your child is given the positive environment and financial stability he needs.

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