Category Archives: Paternity

When a child is born, it is automatically known who the child’s mother is–this is not the case for the child’s father. In Illinois, if a couple is not married or in a civil union when the child is born, … Continue reading

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In Illinois, an unmarried father must verify or prove his paternity to become his child’s legal father. Legal paternity entitles a man to seek custody of and visitation with his child. Among other rights, it also entitles the father to add his … Continue reading

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For whatever the reason, your quest for establishing paternity is both a personal and legal right awarded to those residing in Illinois under the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984 (750 ILCS 45). The law establishes this action for both married … Continue reading

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Determining paternity of a child born out of wedlock is legally important not only for both parents, but for the child as well. For a mother, determining the paternity of a child is crucial in order to seek legal recourse … Continue reading

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