Legitimation is the way through which the biological father of a child can claim legal parentage of the child born out of the wedlock. Born out of wedlock means the parents of the child were not married to each other at the time of birth.

How Legitimation Can Be Helpful For a Child?

Legitimation allows the child to inherit from a father everything that a legitimate child deserves including the name, family and medical history and a right to placement in the home of the father. Without asking for Legitimation from court, only the biological mother has custody rights and decision-making authority of the child.

Doctrine For a Vulnerable Father

An unwed father who fails to establish the legal rights over his child and have no custody or visitation rights becomes vulnerable. No father wants to stay as a mere paycheck by supporting the child financially. We at The Law Offices of McGuire & Bullard understand the mental pressure and agony that a father goes through.

By taking the help of legal doctrine of Legitimation it is possible that you as a father undertake the rights of your child. Our team knows the intricacies of this issue and therefore we would come out with effective solutions that are in best interest of the child..

Getting Started

Seeking an attorney to file the petition of Legitimation is a major step towards obtaining rights to your child and shows how much you are concerned for your child. In this emotional matter we stand beside you and use our best knowledge and experience to obtain your rights quickly and efficiently. Let our team help guide you as to how to prove your involvement and interest in the child.