Paternity and DNA Testing (GA)

There are a number of reasons to have the paternity of one's child established.  However, in Georgia, fathers should be mindful that establishing paternity or acknowledging paternity does not give a father, whose child is born out-of-wedlock, legal rights to that child.  The child must be legitimated.  Legally establishing paternity through genetic testing should be considered whenever paternity is in question.  To find out … Continue reading Paternity and DNA Testing (GA)

Paternity/De-legitimation Case Update

The Court of Appeals of Georgia (Second Division), in Williamson v. Williamson, A09A1767, considered a case this year involving former spouses that had a child born while married to each other. A child born during a legal marriage is presumed the legal child of father (husband), unless rebutted.  The Court ruled that a presumed father who seeks to set aside a determination of paternity thereby de-legitimizing … Continue reading Paternity/De-legitimation Case Update