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Our experienced Peoria County paternity attorneys will be aggressive advocates to ensure that you receive excellent representation and use every tool at our disposal to give you a favorable resolution to your paternity case. Our Peoria County paternity lawyers have successfully resolved all times of paternity matters including voluntary acknowledgement, fraud, and matters where one parent is incarcerated. We're here to be your advocate and in your corner.

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O'Flaherty Law of Peoria

4600 N. Brandywine Dr., Ste. 200A, Peoria, IL 61614

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(309) 512-0066

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davenport@oflaherty-law.com

Hours: 9 am - 7 pm Monday - Friday 11 am - 3pm Saturday 11 am - 2 pm Sunday

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Filing Paternity Suits in Peoria County

In this article, our Peoria County paternity attorneys explain the types of paternity cases that  three different primary types of paternity cases that can be filed in Peoria.We discuss who can file a paternity suit, when can a contested paternity suit 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.

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In this video, Peoria County paternity lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty gives an overview of Peoria County paternity laws.

Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity in Peoria County

In this article, our Peoria County paternity lawyers explain the establishment of paternity by consent at birth. When children born to patents who are unmarried, hospitals and midwives are required by the Illinois Vital Records Act to provide the parents with the forms that allow the parents to simply and easily establish paternity by mutual consent, assuming that both parents agree.  These forms include:

  • A petition to declare paternity by consent; and
  • An agreed order to be entered by the court in which the petition is filed, which will establish paternity.
  • If the parents are in agreement about paternity, they can execute these forms and deliver them to the clerk of the circuit court.  The judge will then enter the agreed order without requiring the parents to appear in court.

Read the full article by our Peoria County paternity attorneys explaining how to establish paternity by consent.

In this video, Peoria County paternity lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains voluntary acknowledgement of paternity.

Defense Against Paternity Fraud in Peoria County

In this article, our Peoria County paternity attorneys explain what a "presumed father" is in Peoria County paternity matters.. If there is a "presumed father," as defined by the Illinois Parentage Act, there is a a higher burden of proof that must be shown to show the opposite.

A "presumed father" is considered if any of the following are true:

  • You were married to the child's mother, in a civil union, or in a substantially similar relationship at the time of birth;
  • You were in a marriage, civil union, or a substantially similar relationship that was terminated within 300 days prior to the child being born;
  • You were in an invalid marriage or civil union at the time of birth or within 300 days prior to the time of birth, which was entered into in apparent compliance with the law;
  • You married the child's mother after the birth of the child and are listed as the child's father on the birth certificate.  

Read more by our Peoria County paternity lawyers explaining the cause of action against paternity fraud in Peoria County paternity cases.

In this video, Peoria County paternity lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains voluntary acknowledgement of paternity.

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