Georgia  |  Family Law

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Asked on: 5/23/13, 6:02 pm

I am a single mom and my son is 7. His Bio-Father is listed on his birth certificate but we live in Georgia and he never legitamzied the birth. I was told that under Georgia law he has no rights since we were not married and he never legitamized the birth. I never took him to court, never seeked child support, never got any support from him financially or otherwise. We broke up when I was pregnant and he saw him twice as a baby, that is it. He was also charged and pled guity to misdemeanor stalking and harrassing me. He is incarcerated now on other charges. I am trying to get my sons passport and the state department needs either a court order granting sole custody, or something showing the father has no rights. I am not sure what step to take next. Do I terminate parental rights, and can I if none were ever technically established? Or do I file for sole custody? We are leaving for vacation in a little over a month and I am in a time crunch here. Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated!

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