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In the state of Illinois, a man is only legally presumed to be the father of a child if the mother was married or in a civil union with him when the child was born or within 300 days before … Continue reading

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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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When a child custody decision must be made by the court, one of the first jobs is to determine who is and is not a legal parent. A few years ago, the Illinois legislature completed a massive rewrite of the … Continue reading

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When you are involved in a dispute over child custody or other concerns related to your children, it can be difficult to maintain objectivity, especially if the relationship between you and the other party is not ideal. Divorce situations are … Continue reading

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