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Paternity

Paternity

Paternity is the legal process that involves determining a father’s rights with regard to parenting, visitation and support in the case of a child outside of a marriage. Paternity can be easily determined through the use of a simple DNA test.

At The Law Offices of James M. Kelly, our Palatine paternity lawyer has been helping people throughout Illinois resolve their family law issues for more than 23 years. We help both mothers and fathers who wish to establish paternity and who want to pursue their parental rights.

Benefits of Determining Paternity

A potential father needs to take important legal steps to protect and preserve his legal rights prior to and following the birth of the child. Establishing parenthood through a paternity test is an important step in your child’s future, as well as the future of you and the other parent.

For example, as a father you have no right to child custody or visitation and parenting time unless you have legally established your parental rights. As a mother, once the father is legally recognized, you have the right to claim child support. Our Palatine family law attorney can help explain the process to you and will be there to guide you every step of the way.

Contact Our Schaumburg Fathers’ Rights Lawyer Today

The establishment of legal parenthood is essential to receiving all of the rights that come along with being a father. Contact our Palatine paternity attorney online or call 847-202-1616 to schedule a free half-hour consultation. We accept all major credit cards and offer flexible scheduling to suit your needs.