Georgia  legitimation law updated in 2016; unwed fathers must file a petition for legitimation in Court  to have custodial rights and parenting time with their children guaranteed.   In recent years, unwed parents were able to administratively legitimate a child by signing and filing an Acknowledgment of Paternity form with the Office of Vital Records.  The 2016 Georgia legislature repealed the law permitting administrative legitimation following inconsistent treatment of administrative legitimations by the courts.

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Karen S Hindson, Hindson & Melton LLC