In this article, our DuPage paternity lawyers explain how paternity laws work in Illinois. We discuss how to establish paternity by consent of both parents. Our DuPage County paternity attorneys also go into detail on the mechanics of contested paternity suits, we discuss the statute of limitations for paternity suits and notice requirements to initiate a paternity case. We also explain the concept of the “presumed father,” including when a person is presumed to be the father and how the existence of a “presumed father” impacts the burden of proof in paternity cases.
Our Dupage paternity attorneys explain the consequences of DNA tests, what happens if a purported father refuses a DNA test, and how DNA tests are treated as evidence by the court. Finally we discuss the award of attorney fees and court costs in paternity cases and how child support and child custody are handled in paternity suits.