Illinois Paternity and Parentage Law
Chicago - Schaumburg - Northbrook - Wheaton Lawyers Establishing and Protecting Fathers' Rights
Establishing paternity, known as parentage under Illinois law, is a crucial first step in ensuring that a child receives financial support and a father's rights and role in his child's life are protected.
At the Illinois law office of Anderson & Associates, P.C., our family law attorneys assist fathers, mothers, grandparents and children in parentage, child custody and child support matters. For more than 25 years, we've been providing sensitive and effective legal counsel to help parents meet the best interest of their child.
To learn about how we can help you establish paternity and address issues of visitation and support, contact our law offices or call 312-345-9999 (Chicago) or 847-995-9999 (Schaumburg office) or 847-509-9990 (Northbrook office) or 630-653-9400 (Wheaton office) to schedule a free initial consultation.
Where to Begin
- DNA testing is the first step in establishing parentage. It's a simple test that can determine paternity with a high degree of accuracy. We can help you get the DNA testing done.
- Fathers can also voluntarily acknowledge paternity without the requirement for DNA testing. If a father does so, by signing a form, he can be held liable for child support and can seek custody or visitation. He cannot later disavow paternity.
We help mothers with paternity lawsuits to get testing to resolve paternity disputes. If you have questions regarding proof of parentage or paternity testing, please call our Illinois parentage testing lawyer.
Parentage and Adoption
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services created the Putative Father Registry to improve the process of notifying a biological father of a pending adoption proceeding. Fathers who want to establish the paternity of their child can register as a father on this site.
The Putative Father Registry protects fathers who do not want to lose their parental rights in an adoption. It also protects prospective adoptive parents from an adoption dispute if a biological father has not received proper notification or consented to the adoption.
For experienced legal representation in establishing paternity, answers to questions about adoption, or any other legal matter involving children, contact our Chicago area law offices in Chicago, Wheaton or Schaumburg to schedule a free initial consultation.
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