What are the child custody laws for UNMARRIED parents in the State of GA?
My ex and I were never married, but he is on the birth certificate.
My son lives with my partner and I, we support him financially and emotionally of course.
My son's father does not support himself, and does not live on his own.
He has plenty of record now, like DUI's and probation and what not.
At Child Support office I was told that in Georgia, the custody is legally mine, even if he is on birth certificate because we were NEVER married.
Unless, he summits to a DNA test or it is in verbal or legal writing in court.
I do believe that when he had court for child support, he never denied my child being his.
And he did sign saying that yes, he was his father.
I have a copy of the court's paper work.
So does that mean that now he is legally legitimized?
How/Or does it change things?
Is the custody still legally all mine?
or Do I have to see a lawyer to have that on writing?
What happens if I die?
Does he automatically get my son?
Or Could my family/partner?
What if I have a will, and have it on writing where my child should go?
Will that help?
I worry, about me being gone, and then him taking my child away from my whole family just to be a jerk...
Who can help me?