David Walker, Attorney at Law

Born out of wedlock
By David Walker, Attorney at Law

In Georgia, legitimation allows the biological father to be recognized by law as the legal father when a child is born out of wedlock. The biological father may file a petition for legitimation of the child. The superior and juvenile courts have concurrent jurisdiction in legitimation cases. The superior court has general jurisdiction but the juvenile court may become the proper court in certain circumstances.



 The child may also be legitimized by administrative acknowledgment of legitimation. The acknowledgment of legitimation section is on the bottom of a Paternity Acknowledgement Form. In the legitimation section of this form, a voluntary declaration may be made that the mother and biological father consent and agree that the relationship between the child and father shall be considered legitimate for all purposes under the law. 


 David Sinclair Walker, Jr. P.C. P.O.BOX 871329, Stone Mountain GA 30087;

North Gwinnett Office - 6340 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 200, Duluth GA 30097;

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