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Georgia Legitimation Lawyer

Are you the biological father of a child and desire to establish paternity? By establishing paternity, you can obtain parental rights to visitation, parenting time and other privileges and responsibilities. The law office of G. Cleveland Payne III, P.C. strives for each parent to have a meaningful relationship with his or her children. Through a successful legitimation action, you can establish paternity and the opportunity of developing a relationship with your child.

To get help with a legitimation action from an experienced legitimation lawyer, call us today at (770) 424-1400. You may also email our firm and someone will be in touch with you promptly.

Compassionate Representation and Strong Advocacy in Legitimation Suits

If you are the biological father, your rights can be established by petitioning for legitimation. Our firm files legitimation petitions on behalf of biological fathers. Paternity can be established through various types of paternity tests including DNA tests and blood tests. Once paternity is established, the father will be named a legal parent, have legal standing to request parenting time and visitation rights and allow his child to inherit from him.

G. Cleveland Payne III understands the needs of fathers who want to spend quality time with their children. He offers compassionate guidance during this time and seeks the favorable result you want.

Paternity Actions

Our firm also handles paternity actions on behalf of mothers interested in establishing the paternity of their child. Paternity must be established for the court to order child support.

Contact a Marietta Attorney for Help With Paternity Tests

For assistance with your legitimation matter, contact the law office of G. Cleveland Payne III, P.C.


G. Cleveland Payne III P.C.

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 10 reviews

Beth Talbert

Mr. Payne was a godsend! I recently relocated to Georgia from California where I had been struggling to procure a divorce for quite some time. Upon my first telephone consultation with Mr. Payne, he clearly explained the process that needed to take place, an approximate timeline and the expense involved. He provided every aspect as laid out with the utmost professionalism and courtesy as well as finalizing my divorce ahead of schedule and under budget. I couldn't have asked for him to be any more considerate in guiding me through an emotionally difficult process. Thank you Mr. Payne!!

Sandy Carr

When finding myself in a life changing situation, I wanted a lawyer with good morals and values to represent me. I also wanted to find someone who could represent me without becoming a number in a large law firm. In choosing Mr. Payne I felt I received the time and attention required to move forward in my circumstances with positive results. He and his staff were both professional, knowledgeable, thorough and caring which meant a lot to me while moving through a difficult time. I was continually involved and kept updated throughout the whole legal process.

Dennis Stahl

I have personally known Cleve Payne for many years and can certainly attest to his unmatched attention to detail and the way he is always striving to treating people with the upmost respect and dignity. His professionalism is without exception and above all he always has your best interests at heart. He is a man among men!

Phillip Turner

Cleve Payne is a credit to the legal profession and a genuinely sincere and caring individual. His practice of family law and divorce has focused for years on helping others and making sure that the legal involvement does not overshadow his dedication to assisting people. I have known Cleve for many years and can say with conviction that he is a person of integrity and high moral standards in his professional and personal life; a totally trustworthy and considerate individual.

Karen Gheesling

Mr. Payne was a great help with probating my parent's will. He was knowledgeable and very kind. He answered any questions that arose and handled the situation in a timely manner. I later returned to him to have my will prepared. I highly recommend Mr. Payne for any legal service.

Susan Carver

Mr Payne was very knowledgeable and helpful, provided valuable advice and guidance, and was compassionate and sensitive to my personal situation.

Pete Montgomery

Cleve Payne has been our family lawyer for the last 10 yrs and has helped us through several issues during that time. My wife and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest, knowledgeable, and caring attorney.

Eric Olson

I have used Cleve for over five years. He is conscientious, knowledgeable, and thorough. He is people-oriented and cares about his clients both professionally and personally.

Contact Us

248 Roswell St
Marietta, GA, 30060

(770) 424-1400

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM