Mr. Hammond served
in Afghanistan and Iraq,
where he received 9 medals including a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He has been practicing law since 1996 with an exclusive focus on military law, criminal law, and family law.

Augusta Paternity Lawyer

Evans Fathers’ Rights Attorney

All children can benefit from a positive relationship with both of their parents, but sometimes the identity of a child’s father can remain unconfirmed. In some situations involving a child born to an unwed mother, questions about paternity and paternal responsibility can be answered with the help of a knowledgeable attorney.

At the law offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates, we are experienced in handling paternity cases that help fathers assume their legal rights and responsibilities. We help our clients establish paternity and find legal and financial solutions that provide for children’s needs, support good family relationships and ensure fathers’ rights.

Fighting for Fair Treatment and Fathers’ Rights

If you want to legally establish your relationship with a son or daughter, our attorneys can represent you. Our extensive legal experience includes:

  • Paternity testing and establishment of paternity for unwed fathers: This can involve DNA paternity testing or other means of legally establishing who a child’s father is.
  • Name changes: Fathers can petition for the right to have their children take their surname, and we can help facilitate this process.
  • Legitimation: In Georgia, legitimation actions can only be brought by a father in juvenile court. With the help of an attorney, a father can obtain important custody rights and establish child support in the same legal proceeding.

We can answer all your questions about paternity and legitimation. Our lawyers are familiar with juvenile courts in Georgia and can guide you through the necessary legal processes.

Contact Shawn P. Hammond and Associates to Learn More

Contact us for advice from an experienced Augusta paternity attorney. We have helped many unwed fathers protect their legal rights and lay the groundwork for positive relationships with their children.