Des Plaines, Illinois Paternity Attorney
Establishing paternity, or parentage, is essential to a number of other family law issues, such as child custody, child support, and visitation. Both fathers and mothers have the right to establish a relationship between a child and his or her biological father. At The Rogoff Law Group, P.C. , our Chicago area paternity attorney works with both mothers and fathers who seek to confirm the paternity of the child.
Impact of Paternity on Child Custody Proceedings
Process of Establishing Paternity
If both the mother and father agree regarding parentage, paternity may be established without going to court by both parties signing a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity when the child is born. If such a form was not executed by the parties and you are a father who seeks to establish paternity, but the mother disputes paternity, you must file a petition in court to establish paternity and child custody. As part of this process, the court will order the father and child to submit to a DNA test, which has a 99.9% accuracy rate. Once paternity is established, the judge can make decisions regarding child custody, visitation, and child support.
Similarly, if you are a mother who seeks to establish parentage of the biological father, but the father disputes paternity, you must file a petition in court to establish paternity and child support.
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At The Rogoff Law Group, P.C., our child custody lawyers help ensure the right parenting plan is in place for your children to thrive.
With over 29 years of experience helping parents maintain financial stability for their children, child support lawyer Scott D. Rogoff knows what it takes to help you win.
Spousal maintenance attorney Scott D. Rogoff can help make sure equitable temporary, fixed-term, or permanent alimony orders are in place, so your financial future is safeguarded.
Your assets, your inheritance, and your children’s rights are at stake. Prenuptial agreement lawyer Scott D. Rogoff can help ensure your finances are protected.
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