Can I file child abandonment charges?

Asked about 1 year ago - Woodstock, GA

I have a 4 month old child. The father left when I was 6 months pregnant and I have not heard from him since. Can I file child abandonment charges if he is not on the birth certificate?

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  1. William M. Brownell Jr.

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    Answered . Yes, you can file abandonment charges against him. You start the process by going to your county magistrate court and asking for a warrant application. If he denies being the father, he will be required at some point during the prosecution to submit to a paternity test.

  2. Glen Edward Ashman

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    Answered . Yes you can, and should. Go to the county magistrate's court.

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  3. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.

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    Answered . If he is the father of the child you may do so. Go see a magistrate judge and make an application for a warrant.

    Darrell B. Reynolds,
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    2385 Lawrenceville Highway, Ste D
    Decatur, Ga. 30033
    404-636-6616

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