Legitimation is the process that unmarried Fathers utilize to ensure that they obtain legal rights to their children. In Georgia, only a Father may file a legitimation action and it must be filed in the county in which the Mother resides. A legitimation action can help establish the Father’s custody and visitation rights, child support, and ensure that his children can legally inherit from him. Fathers are a vital part of a child’s upbringing, and the absence of a marriage license should not automatically preclude a man from being active in his child’s life. The Litigation Corner, LLC. can help guide you through the process. Contact us today.