Georgia

PETITION FOR LEGITIMATION AND CUSTODY/VISITATION

This is the form packet for fathers who want to file their own legitimation in Gwinnett County and who also want to ask for visitation or custody of their minor children.  If you do not want to ask for visitation or custody, you should not use this form packet. Instead, use the version called Petition for Legitimation Only.

Before you print the following documents you should carefully review the Instructions for Legitimation with Custody/Visitation.

Below are the documents you must file if you want to ask for legitimation and custody or visitation and the case may be contested (that is, you do not have a signed Mother's Consent to Legitimation).
 
SERVICE FORMS:
      Sheriff’s Entry of Service (3-part carbon copy available at the courthouse)
        OR
      OR
     Publication paperwork, as follows:
 
OPTIONAL FORMS:

 

 

Below are the documents you must file with the Petition if the legitimation case is uncontested (that is, you have a signed Mother's Consent to Legitimation).

 

 
PERSONAL SERVICE FORMS:
           OR
   
OPTIONAL FORMS: