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PARTNER QUINTON WASHINGTON SHARES HIS STORY

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Father’s Rights Attorneys Fighting 

for Dads in Atlanta

Fathers have more rights today than they did in the past because the courts better understand the importance of the role they play. Children who grow up without a father present are more likely to drop out of school, experiment with drugs, and get into trouble, which is all detrimental to society as a whole. 

In Georgia, a mother of a child is not automatically presumed to Washington, Dreyer & Associates Law Firm, our Atlanta father’s rights attorneys are well known as advocates of father’s rights. We will fight to ensure that your parental rights are protected.

Our firm has fathers and mothers who are dedicated to helping you. 

Close-up view of man holding child’s hand. If you’re a dad going through a divorce, a competent Atlanta father’s rights attorney is ready to fight for.

Some of the Rights Fathers Have in Atlanta, Georgia  

Fathers have significant legal standing when it comes to parenting time, or visitation because it is important for children to maintain a relationship with both parents. In some cases, the courts may even order mediation between parents before deciding on custody arrangements so that the best interests of the child are taken into account. 

The courts also recognize that some fathers play a more significant role in their children’s lives than others, and this is why it is important to fight for your rights as a father. Our Atlanta father’s rights attorneys will work with you to determine what type of custody arrangement would be appropriate, given your family circumstances.

Paternity

Paternity establishes that a father is the biological parent of a child.   This action is brought by a Mother against a potential Father.  While establishing paternity does not grant any legal rights, it does obligate fathers to pay child support. When a married woman has a child in Georgia, the law presumes that her husband is the father. When the parents are not married, they can complete a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment Form at a hospital or county Vital Records Office. Genetic tests are used to settle paternity disputes. 

Legitimation

Child covering father's eyes while he holds a gift. Our Atlanta father's rights attorneys fight for men through many different family law issues.If you are a father and were unmarried when your child was born, you will have to initiate legitimation proceedings in Superior Court if you wish to establish a legal relationship. This is because being listed as the father on the child’s birth certificate or the results of a genetic paternity test do not provide any parental rights. While there is no time limit for doing this, fathers who assert their rights early tend to be treated more favorably by the courts. This means that you should consult with an Atlanta father’s rights attorney as soon as possible if you wish to pursue legitimation.

Child Custody

Married fathers and unmarried fathers who have established legitimation have a right to spend time with their children. When judges in Georgia are tasked with making these decisions, they usually award joint custody as these arrangements are considered to be in the best interests of the child. Child custody disputes can become extremely contentious and unfounded allegations of mistreatment are not uncommon, which is why it is always a good idea to be represented in these proceedings by an experienced, compassionate father’s rights attorney. 

Take Action to Protect Your Child

The legal system can seem cold and unforgiving to fathers who just want the best for their children, and few parents relish the prospect of dealing with courts and judges. It’s enough to discourage a parent sometimes, but don’t give up. The Atlanta father’s rights attorneys at Washington, Dreyer & Associates Law Firm are here to fight for your rights and protect you and your child. We have a long history of success in helping fathers obtain the custody and visitation arrangements they deserve. 

Contact the Father’s Rights Attorneys at Washington, Dreyer & Associates in Atlanta Today

 

A smiling dad hugging his happy child while sitting in the park. If you’re a dad going through a divorce, an Atlanta father’s rights attorney is on your side and will fight for a fair and favorable result.

 


If you are a father and have questions about legitimation, child custody, or any other aspects pertaining to father’s rights, the professional father’s rights attorneys at Washington, Dreyer & Associates in Atlanta can explain the rules and procedures involved and draft the necessary paperwork. 

With 50 years of combined legal experience, we can help you to create a parenting plan and advocate on your behalf in court or mediation. You can call us at 404.924.6958 or use our contact form to schedule a consultation and let us help you start building a brighter future for you and your family today.

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What Determines Child Custody?

Custody battles can be confusing and scary. Don’t lose time with your kids; they will only be young once.

Listen to this video from attorney Quinton Washington to educate yourself on how the process really works. As a former judge, he has the insight to help you gain the upper hand on what judges look for in custody hearings.

The Georgia Department of Transportation reports 133,399 people are injured in motor vehicle accidents every year, with about 6,377 of these injuries resulting in serious, incapacitating injuries.

When an accident is caused by another person’s negligence, the victims and families of those injured often are able to take legal recourse to recover for loss. 

Injured victims and families of those who have passed away may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other financial losses.

Legal Services We Offer to Car Accident Victims

The attorneys at the Washington & Dreyer Law Firm provide several legal services to assist victims of car crashes with their recovery efforts including:

  • Legal Representation: The firm will provide legal representation to car accident victims and their families to help them navigate the legal process and recover the compensation they deserve. 
  • Investigation: The attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident to identify all liable parties and build a strong case on behalf of the victim or family. 
  • Negotiation: In many cases, the firm may be able to negotiate a settlement for you to avoid going to court.

Types of Collisions

The Personal Injury Attorneys at Washington & Dreyer are the subject matter experts regarding many different types of car accidents, including the following:

  • Rear-End Accidents 
  • Head-On Collisions 
  • Left Turn Accidents 
  • Unsafe Lane Change Crashes 

The firm’s experienced attorneys are well versed in all aspects of injury claims that arise from these and other common accident types.

We are also experienced with litigating car accidents claims of all types including those involving: 

  • Drunk Driving Accidents 
  • Underinsured Motorists 
  • Over Speeding 
  • Distracted Driving 

How We Can Help

Without an attorney at your side, you are at the mercy of the insurance companies who are primarily concerned about their bottom line, rather than the victim’s injuries, and will often play the situation to their advantage.

Washington & Dreyer is ready to handle your personal injury claim arising from a car accident, big or small. Our team of attorneys will protect you from the ploys and schemes of the insurance companies. 

We work with a large network of experts to fully examine your auto accident and identify all the contributing factors. We use this gathered information to build your case on solid, evidentiary grounds.

No longer subject to the tactics of the insurance companies, you will be significantly more likely to receive the full compensation to which you are entitled.

Statute of Limitations

There is a statute of limitations for filing these cases, so if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to another’s negligence, contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case. There are no fees or obligations for an initial consultation, and we would be delighted to speak with and assist you.

Contact us Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the attorneys at Washington, Dreyer & Associates are here to help. Please call our office today at 404.924.6958 for an initial consultation.