Once in a while in the U. For example, in Florida it is illegal for a single woman to parachute or skydive on a Sunday. This week in Montana, a legislator explained that he seriously wants to make it illegal for women to wear yoga pants in public. These examples might seem silly and inconsequential, but even so, at their core, they speak to very discriminatory ideas about gender, authority and rights that manifest themselves in much more dangerous ways all over the world, including in the United States. Last year in California, an appeals court overturned a rapist's conviction after a judge cited a standing law stating only married women could legally be raped.
Paying Child Support If You and Your Partner Never Married
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Child support for unmarried parents in Georgia works almost the same way it does for married parents. Regardless of marital status, non-custodial parents have a responsibility to pay some of the expenses related to raising their child. This support is court-ordered, and may include costs such as health insurance and education expenses. The amount of child support paid in these cases relies on the income of the parents and the needs of the child. Whether or not the parents ever married does not change this amount, although the process for getting the non-custodial parent to pay is somewhat different. Georgia courts often use a formula to calculate child support. This formula is the same no matter if the parents are married or unmarried.
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Under Georgia law, only the mother of a child born out of wedlock has custody rights to the child. For an unwed father to get any parental rights, including custody or visitation rights, he must file a legitimation action in court. Or, the father and mother can sign a voluntary acknowledgment of legitimation. A legitimation action legally recognizes that a man is the father of the child and gives the child the right to inherit from the father.
Up until July 1, unwed fathers who willingly acknowledged paternity still gained no rights to their child except the right to pay child support. A separate legal procedure called legitimization was required to even begin to gain any other rights regarding the child such as visitation, potential custody, etc. In July the law was changed so that with the consent of the mother a father could legitimize his child when establishing paternity.