Paternity / Parentage
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Chicago Office

20 N. Clark Street
Suite 2720
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312-345-9999

Schaumburg Office

1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-995-9999

Wheaton Office

400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Phone: 630-653-9400

Orland Park Office

15255 W. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: 708-226-9904

Illinois Paternity and Parentage Law Attorney

Schaumburg and 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, allocation of parental responsibility (or 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 parenting time (visitation) and support, contact our law offices or call 847-995-9999 (Schaumburg 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 more parental responsibility (child custody) or parenting time. 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 law offices in Wheaton or Schaumburg to schedule a free initial consultation.

20 N. Clark Street
Suite 2720
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-345-9999
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  1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-995-9999
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  400 S. County Farm Rd.
Suite 320
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
630-653-9400
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  15255 W. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
708-226-9904
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