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The effects of establishing paternity in Illinois

The Effects of Establishing Paternity in Illinois According to Illinois law, if an unmarried couple has a child together, the father will not have any legal rights regarding custody or visitation unless he establishes paternity. The mother will also not be able to obtain child support payments unless the father's paternity has been established. For…
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Petitioning for visitation in Illinois

Petitioning for visitation in Illinois Chicago parents who do not have custody of their children may consider petitioning for visitation in Illinois. Alternatively, these parents may ask that provisions of this nature be included in their divorce decree. This applies to divorce cases in Cook County, Lake County, Chicago, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows and…
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Protecting fathers’ rights in Illinois

Protecting fathers' rights in Illinois In Illinois, a putative father is a man who believes that he has fathered a child but who was not married to the child's mother when it was born. For protecting fathers' rights in Illinois, a man who believes that he is the legal father of a child must first…
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How to Determine Paternity in IL

How to Determine Paternity in IL and Why it is Important When a child is conceived and born while a woman is married, Illinois law presumes that her spouse is the paternal father. However, if the woman is not married, the man is the alleged father and has to legally establish paternity. In order to…
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