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Marietta Paternity Attorney

Biological mothers can file paternity actions to establish the biological father of her child. This can be done through the Office of Child Support Services or with help from an attorney. The law office of G. Cleveland Payne III, P.C. handles paternity proceedings on behalf of mothers. We can offer compassionate representation and strong advocacy that may not be available through the government process.

Would you like to speak with an attorney about your paternity questions? Call us today at (770) 424-1400 to schedule your consultation. You can also email us and we will be in touch with you promptly.

Paternity Actions

A court must establish paternity of a child before the biological father is ordered to pay child support. If the father contests his paternity, various methods can be used to determine paternity. Our firm can answer questions you may have about this process. We make every effort to ensure that paternity actions started by mothers result in obtaining child support on your child’s behalf. Paternity can be established through DNA testing and blood testing.

G. Cleveland Payne III can provide you with attentive and responsive services during this time. Mr. Payne understands that as a parent, you have many concerns regarding the care of your child. Child support is designed to help with the financial needs of your child. By establishing paternity, you can obtain the support payments you need to ensure your child’s needs are met.

Fathers’ Rights

We also handle legitimation matters on behalf of fathers. Legitimation actions are filed to assure that the child will inherit from the child’s father and be granted the father’s last name. If you are a father who wants to legitimate your child and establish paternity to obtain custody, visitation and other rights, we can help.

Contact an Atlanta Lawyer for Help With Paternity Testing

For experienced assistance with a paternity or a 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.

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248 Roswell St
Marietta, GA, 30060

(770) 424-1400

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM