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  • Getting the Best Value for your Legal Dollar

    It's a new era of fast paced communication and power packed technology. How does this ever evolving digital world affect your legal experience and impact your legal investment in a competent attorney?

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  • 2013 Tax Credit for Non-custodial Parents

    In New York, a non-custodial parent can get a tax credit (also known as the noncustodial EIC) if they pay child support. The credit is designed as a substitute for the New York State earned income credit that usually goes to the custodial parent. To qualify for the noncustodia...

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  • How to comply with the law when you are not sure whether you are a father?

    Paternity can be determined by administrative procedures which take into account highly accurate tests conducted on blood or tissue samples of the man, mother and child. Genetic test results indicate aprobability of paternityand can establish a legalpresumption of paternity. Thes...

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  • Why should unmarried people legally establish paternity?

    In addition to providing a basis for child support, paternity establishment can provide basic emotional, social, and economic ties between a father and his child. There are strong indications that children whose fathers take active roles in their upbringing lead more successful ...

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  • Can paternity be established if the father is in the military?

    Essentially a civilian matter. The commanders roleadvise member of the paternity claim and refer him to counsel; assist member who acknowledges paternity; respond to complainant. Commander has no authority to order a blood sample or to enforce compliance with a court order ...

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  • Which states recognize common-law marriage?

    AlabamaColoradoGeorgia (if created before 1/1/97)Idaho (if created before 1/1/96)IowaKansasMontanaNew Hampshire (for inheritance purposes only)Ohio (if created before 10/10/91)Oklahoma (possibly only if created before 11/1/98. Oklahoma's laws and court decisions may be in conflic...

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  • ESTABLISHING FATHERHOOD in the United States

    ESTABLISHING FATHERHOOD: PATERNITY ...Previous Next... A father can acknowledge paternity by signing a written admission orvoluntary acknowledgementof paternity. All states have programs under which birthing hospitals give unmarried parents of a newborn the opportunity to ...

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  • Can an unmarried father register paternity in Georgia?

    Yes, Georgia has a Paternity Registery.The putative father registry includes two types of registrations: Persons who acknowledge paternity of a child or children before or after birth in a signed writing Persons who register to indicate the possibility of paternity without ackno...

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  • What is the legal definition of "father" in Georgia?

    According to the law in Georgia, the "biological father" is: the biological father is the male who impregnated the biological mother resulting in the birth of the child. The legal father is a male who: Has legally adopted a child Was married to the biological mother of the child...

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  • How can I establish paternity in Georgia if I've never been married to my child's mother?

    In Georgia, a father of a child born out of wedlock may render his relationship with the child legitimate by petitioning the superior court of the county of the residence of the child's mother or other party having legal custody or guardianship of the child. The petition shall s...

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