In this article, our Naperville paternity attorneys explain the types of paternity cases that can be filed in Illinois. We discuss who can file a paternity suit, when a contested paternity suit can be filed, and how the courts proceed with these matters. We also discuss contested paternity suits as well as the statute of limitations regarding these types of cases. There are several causes of action in Illinois related to paternity, including:
- Establishing paternity by consent of the parents;
- Contested paternity suits; and
- Suits to establish the non-existence of a father-child relationship.