Help what can I do?
3 attorney answers
If you feel that your children are in an unsafe environment there are many options. You could contact the Division of Family & Children's Services and report your concerns. You could file to legitimize the children and petition the court for physical custody. If you have already legitimized and the mother was given physical custody, you could file for a modification of child custody. But you should really speak directly with an attorney to see which option is best for you. But there is always something you can do. If you have actual evidence of abuse, children do not need to remain in an unsafe environment.
If you have not hired an attorney, and filed suit to legitimate the children, you have yet to try everything you can do for their welfare. Go see an attorney ASAP.
What is your legal status, other than the biological father? Were you married to the mother? If not, have you legitimated the children? Are you on their birth certificate? Have you filed anything with the courts?
I am exclusively a family law attorney, practicing primarily in the metro Atlanta, Georgia trial courts. However, I handle appeals from anywhere in Georgia.