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Experienced Parentage / Paternity Attorneys
Fathers’ Rights Attorneys
Procedure for Determining Parentage
At Urban & Burt, Ltd., we assist clients with paternity/parentage matters. These issues usually arise in one of two circumstances: either the father would like access to his child or children or the mother would like child support. In either instance, the procedure for determining paternity is the same.
Under Illinois law, if the parents do not agree that a man is the father of a child, the state needs to issue a finding of paternity. This is done by having the man undergo a paternity test, a simple cheek-swab that compares his DNA with the child’s. If he is shown to be the father, the state issues a finding of paternity.
This allows one parent to seek child support and custody and the other parent to seek visitation. The process unfolds in a similar way to child support and custody matters during a divorce.
Reason for Identifying Fathers: The Best Interests of the Child
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