The relationship between legitimation and grandparent visitation in Georgia
In Georgia, grandparents have very limited rights. I was recently asked about visitation for the paternal grandparents in a situation where the parents of the child (who never married) are refusing access to the child.
In this situation, the grandparent’s rights depend partly on whether the father has legitimated the minor child. Without a Court order granting legitimation, the father has no rights, which arguably means the paternal grandparents have no rights. Unfortunately, with this set of facts, there does not seem to be a valid claim for visitation.