Our team will work with you to determine what is the best outcome within the law for your children.  The heart of our legitimation practice lies in the heart of each child whose lives we are working to protect and defend.

Legitimations are often necessary to provide parents with child custody and visitation rights in addition to child support regulations. Determining the identity of a child’s father and what his role in the child’s life will be not only establishes these rights, it also benefits the child in a number of ways. For starters, the child’s knowledge of who their parents are is a comfort even if they are not present in their life. Beyond that, the child is also able to gain access to a support system that will provide them with funding for education, food, and clothing.

The Cowan Law Firm handles legitimation claims primarily through pre-suit mediations, but, when necessary, also represents clients in court. We have represented both mothers and fathers attempting to obtain DNA results that establish their child’s paternity and helps both parents devise a parenting plan once the results are clear.

During pre-suit mediations he acts as a neutral third party and settles any disputes concerning a child’s paternity without the assistance of a judge. This way, parents are able to confirm the father’s identity quickly and amicably discuss the parenting plan they would like to implement.

Legitimation claims can lead to effective co-parenting, but sometimes they merely establish the identity of a child’s father and mandate specific amounts of child support. Regardless of your situation, we will ensure that the law is enforced to protect the interests of your child. We are available to answer any questions you have about legitimations and provide a free consultation at your earliest convenience. Our attorneys can be reached at 706-278-2099 or at the Cowan Law Firm’s office, located on Selvidge Street in Dalton, Georgia.

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Meeting Our Clients’ Needs

At The Cowan Law Firm, you will not be just another case file. We pride ourselves on building strong, personal relationships with every client we represent. We are invested in our clients and in their long-term wellbeing. We believe in contributing to the health of our community through civic involvement and through a commitment to excellent service. Helping clients feel at ease is important to us, so we will give you the attention you need to know that your issue is being handled properly.

Exceeding Clients Expectations

Every client has unique needs. Whether you are struggling with medical bills from an auto accident, going through a divorce or facing a business dispute, we have the experience you need on your side in negotiations and in litigation.

Individualized Attention

When you come in for a free initial consultation, we will listen to your situation and explain your legal options. Because we are a small law firm, you will meet directly with your attorney. You can be confident that we will always keep you informed about your case and address your concerns.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

Call 706-278-2099 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis – this means that you will not pay any attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you. Spanish speaking services are available in our Dalton office from 8 until 5, Monday through Friday.

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I strongly recommend and endorse the Cowan Law Firm. If you are a client of their firm you are more than just number on a file. They did excellent work in my case and should I need representation at any time in the future I would absolutely use them again. The attorneys and staff were very professional and are extremely skilled at what they do.
Larry Callahan, Personal Injury Client

Overall really nice and friendly professionals from all staff members. I would highly recommend The Cowan Law Firm. I was in a car accident and was able to obtain what I needed with the help of Scott DeLay. Thank you!

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Best law office in town. Settled my car accident quickly thanks to Rob and Debbie and the entire staff for such a great job.

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