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FATHER'S RIGHTS ATTORNEY

PRIMARY CUSTODY

In Atlanta, primary custody refers to where the child will physically reside. It is naturally assumed by most people that the child will live with the mother primarily, while the father gets some visitation rights. You might be surprised to know that the law is gender neutral. The court is directed to award primary custody to whichever parent can best serve the wellbeing and welfare of the child. View some of our commonly asked child custody questions and answers.

If you are an Atlanta father, and you can provide a stable, loving home for your children, let Family Matters Law Group help you advocate for primary custody. Our father’s rights attorneys in have experience in presenting the best evidence to Atlanta courts and in helping fathers play a major role in the lives of their children through caregiving and daily involvement. Assume nothing when it comes to custody. There is no reason a father cannot be awarded primary custody in Atlanta if a strong case is presented in court.
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PARENTING TIME

Legitimation is the second half of the burden of proof that an unwed father must provide to the court in a child custody case. Whereas paternity establishes that the father is the actual parent of the child, legitimation shows the father has played a significant role in the child’s life and is thus entitled to custody rights. Without legitimation, only the mother has any legal custody rights.

Family Matters Law Group has helped numerous fathers prove both paternity and legitimation. We know the kinds of evidence that will help show the court a significant investment in the life of the child. Even if you have not been a regular part of the child’s life, a family matters attorney can help you to get partial rights so that you can begin to establish the caring, paternal relationship that every child needs.
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Father’s Rights Attorney

Whether you negotiate your parenting time yourself or ask the court to set a calendar, you need an experienced, caring father’s rights attorney in Atlanta to look out for your best interests, as well as the needs of your children. As a father, you have the right to a fair and impartial parenting time schedule. The court would prefer that you play a role in your child’s life. Let the fathers rights attorney at Family Matters Law Group fight for your paternal rights and help you craft a parenting time schedule that allows you to be the caring father that you are.

CHILD SUPPORT

More often than not, in a child custody case, it will be the father who ends up paying child support. The Georgia child support laws are fairly rigid, so while you might think that the court will take your extraordinary expenses into account or will base the decision on what the actual childcare expenses are, you could be wrong.

Most of the time, child support is based on the income of each parent and the amount of time each parent spends with the child. At Family Matters Law Group, we see many cases where a father needs to have the court readjust a child support number, or even a father who should be getting child support and has not asked for it. Our Atlanta father’s rights attorneys help fathers work out appropriate and fair child support arrangements. Contact our Atlanta office today so we can help you learn how child support is calculated in Georgia and how it affects you.
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Now that you have taken the time to educate yourself on who we are, it’s time to focus on how to move forward in your case. Contact us via phone or the contact form to schedule your comprehensive one-hour consultation. Be sure to have available, all relevant information and details about your case when you contact Family Matters Law Group so that we can provide you with an exceptionally personalized experience.
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FAQ

Do unmarried fathers have rights?
Unmarried fathers do not have rights to their children until that father filed for legitimation and is awarded legitimation. Until that time only the mother possesses legal rights and it does not matter that the fathers name is on the birth certificate.
What rights do fathers have if they're not on the birth certificate.
Being on the birth certificate or not being on the birth certificate does not give you any rights to a child. An unmarried father has to be legitimized to have rights to the child.
What access rights do fathers have?
A father who was married to the mother when the child was born or an unmarried father who has legitimized their child is generally entitled to have the same legal rights that the mother of the children possesses.
Do fathers have parental rights?
Generally a father who was married to the mother when the child was born or an unmarried father who has legitimized their child have parental rights to their children. These parental rights can be taken away if the parent is not fit to have those rights.
What are the fathers rights in a custody battle?
If a father is awarded rights to a child they may be entitled to being awarded physical custody of the child. In a custody battle the father may also be awarded the right to make decisions regarding the minor child’s education, religious upbringing, non-emergency medical decisions and extracurricular activity involvement.
Do fathers have custody rights?
Generally a father who was married to the mother when the child was born or an unmarried father who has legitimized their child have parental rights to their children. These parental rights can be taken away if the parent is not fit to have those rights.
What custody rights do fathers have?
If a father is awarded rights to a child they may be entitled to being awarded physical custody of the child. A father may also be awarded the right to make decisions regarding the minor child’s education, religious upbringing, non-emergency medical decisions and extracurricular activity involvement.
Do fathers have a right to an unborn child?
Married fathers have a right to their unborn children. Unmarried fathers must establish legal rights to their unborn child.
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