Father’s Day is tomorrow and it is sad that some Father’s will not be able to spend this meaningful time with their children. In past years, the fight for equal parental equality has been an uphill battle. But the family courts are changing and men are being awarded full custody of their children. With that being said, we want all Fathers to know that as a Father you do have rights. We spoke with Atlanta’s Fathers Rights Attorney LaTonya Askew who gave us 6 things you should know about Father’s Rights.
Never make any payment with cash! Make all child support payments with either a check or money order. Also, make sure you’re calculating child support payments correctly otherwise the state will catch you out on this. If you are inclined to use cash, make sure she signs a receipt that she has received the cash. The purpose to is to always have a paper trail.
Always ask for a paternity test! You deserve to know if you are the father of the children.
In the state of Georgia, if you are not married to the mother of the child, you have no rights to your child(ren) until you have them legitimated!
Working overtime is income that is subject to be included in child support.
The older the child(ren) is, the harder the court will make it for you to legitimate your child(ren).
Any and all monies paid before a child support order is implemented is considered gifts. If no child support order, no child support is due!
If you are looking for legal representation in Georgia, make sure you contact AskewLaw.com
*These tips are based on Georgia Law and may not be the same in every state.