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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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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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Paternity is defined as the relationship between a child and his or her father. After legal paternity has been established, the father is linked to responsibilities as well as rights related to that child. This typically includes child support and … Continue reading

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