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Case Law Reviews: Legitimation

Baker v. Lankford, A10A1211

Categories: Legitimation, Parental Rights

Wife gave birth to a son while married to Husband. Husband was listed on the birth certificate and believed he was the child’s biological father. Wife later told Husband that he was not the child’s biological father. Wife then moved out of the marital home. Husband paid child support and filed for divorce. While the Read More

Sherrington v. Holmes, A10A1066

Categories: Child Custody, Legitimation

General prayer for relief in Petition should put respondent on notice of issues to be presented at upcoming hearing, such as a request to determine custody. Failing to file an answer to a petition can serve to waive any defense to the original claim but will not waive the right to respond to a subsequent Read More