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Georgia Petition for Legitimation Package

This Georgia Petition for Legitimation is for fathers of children born out of wedlock where the father is seeking to establish his legal rights to the child. This form contains all the necessary documents to be filed along with the petition. This Petition for Legitimation is for use in Georgia.

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This Georgia Petition for Legitimation Package is used by a father seeking to establish his rights to a child born out of wedlock. Legitimation is the only way a father can establish legal rights to a child other than marrying the child’s mother. This petition is for use by the father only and contains all relevant information regarding the father, mother and the child or children. In addition to the Petition for Legitimation, frequently asked questions about the legitimation process are also included.

This Georgia Petition for Legitimation Package contains the following:
  • Petition for Legitimation: Petition to be filed with the court which contains all the relevant information regarding the father, mother and children;
  • Acknowledgment of Service: The mother’s acknowledgment that she has received the petition and waives further notice of process;
  • Waiver of Venue Respondent’s Affidavit: The mother waives venue in the county in which she lives and consents to jurisdiction in the county where the father resides;
  • Verification: Verification taken before a notary public stating that the facts of the petition are true;
  • Rule NISI: Petition is filed and mother is ordered to show cause why it should not be granted;
  • Certificate of Service: Petitioner certifies that Petition was sent to mother via first class mail;
  • Mother’s Consent to Legitimation: The mother consents that petitioning father is the biological father of the children and the rights given to the father;
  • Final Order for Legitimation: Order signed by the Judge which sets out the terms of legitimation including the issuance of new birth certificates, the name change of the children, child support payments and custody and visitation rights;
  • FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions regarding the father's legitimation.

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This attorney-prepared packet contains:
  1. General Information
  2. Instructions and Checklist
  3. Georgia Petition for Legitimation
State Law Compliance: This form complies with the laws of Georgia
Number of Pages17
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#18444

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