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.