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Legitimation by publication

File these forms if you and the child reside in Gwinnett County and you cannot locate the child’s mother/guardian.

Legitimation by publication packet

What if I cannot afford the filing fee?

Complete and submit the  Affidavit of Indigence and Eligibility to Proceed In Forma Pauperis.  A judge will decide whether or not you have to pay the filing fee. If your request is granted, the publication fee is also waived.