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My wife and I recently have taken my step daughter away from…

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My wife and I recently have taken my step daughter away from my stepdaughters biological father due to my stepdaughter's health concerns. My stepdaughter's biological father and girlfriend have now been threatening us with violence and they are trying to show up at our place of work. The biological is not on the birth certificate nor does he have any form of legal documentation stating his rights to my step daughter besides a paternity test. What legal steps should my wife and I take to protect our daughter?

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Georgia

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Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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I am sorry to hear this. A few minutes please as I look into this.
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
For unmarried parents, the biological mother has full custody rights until the biological father files a legitimacy action and the court awards the father custody or visitation. Please seehttps://www.georgialegalaid.org/resource/child-custody-and-visitation-answers-to-commoMeanwhile the mother can file a protective order of the bio father is threatening violence. One moment please.
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
Please seehttps://georgia.gov/blog/2016-10-25/how-get-restraining-order-georgia
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thank you
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
You are most welcome. Good luck to your family on this.Further questions please post here otherwise kindly rate positively if no further questions.
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