Douglasville Divorce Attorneys | Family Law
Domestic law brings about emotion and a strong desire to preserve and protect what is rightfully yours. At Miller & Wynn, Attorneys at Law, we understand this, and while the attorneys at our office will show you true compassion and understanding, they will relentlessly fight for what you deserve. Whether that is fighting for child custody or fighting to legitimize your child.
Carrollton, Georgia, Child Support Attorneys
The attorneys at Miller & Wynn handle a wide variety of domestic issues such as:
- Uncontested and contested divorces
- Child custody issues, including child support modifications
- Child support, including custody modifications
- Enforcement of visitation rights
- Protective orders, restraining orders and contempt actions
- Legitimation for fathers
The family law attorneys at Miller & Wynn understand that domestic law revolves around your quality of life. If it is time to make a change in your life, entrust our firm with your future.
One of the main areas of confusion in domestic law revolves around the word “illegitimate” or “born out of wedlock.” In Georgia a child is “illegitimate” or “born out of wedlock” when (1) he or she is born to parents who are not married and who subsequently do not marry, (2) he or she is the issue of adulterous intercourse of the wife during wedlock; or (3) he or she is not legitimate within the meaning of O.C.G.A. § 19-7-20. The important thing to note here is that legitimation proceedings only concern the father of the child (this is because the state presumably knows who the mother of the child is). Most fathers think that even if the child was born out of wedlock as long as their name is on the birth certificate, they have rights to the child, but that is not accurate. For a father to have rights to their child born out of wedlock they must legitimate their child if they want to have any legal rights to their child.
Atlanta Modification Law Firm
If you are facing a difficult time regarding your marriage, wish to seek paternal rights for a child, or need to modify a previous divorce decree, contact our Carrollton, Georgia, child support lawyers online. Call 770-999-1545 or toll-free at 866-338-0555 to schedule an appointment with a Miller & Wynn divorce and family lawyer to discuss your desires and your options.