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Contested legitimation

If the mother will not agree to sign an Acknowledgment of Service, then you must have her personally served with a copy of the Summons and Petition for Legitimation. Here is the packet you need to complete:

Legitimation Packet

You may file a contested legitimation in Gwinnett County if:

  1. The mother/guardian lives in Gwinnett County; or
  2. You and your child live in Gwinnett County.
You will need a Sheriff’s Entry of Service Form, which is a 3-part carbon copy available at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.
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