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Quad City Paternity Attorneys

Our highly skilled Quad City Paternity attorneys are here to advocate and be your legal shields in your Quad City paternity matters. We are focused in all forms of paternity law including voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, Quad Cities paternity fraud matters, and all other Quad Cities paternity matters. We are equipped with the necessary skills to help you reach a favorable conclusion in your Quad Cities paternity matter.
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More information about our Quad City Paternity Attorneys

Our highly skilled Quad City Paternity attorneys are here to advocate and be your legal shields in your Quad City paternity matters. We are focused in all forms of paternity law including voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, Quad Cities paternity fraud matters, and all other Quad Cities paternity matters. We are equipped with the necessary skills to help you reach a favorable conclusion in your Quad Cities paternity matter.

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Further Reading from our Quad City Paternity Attorneys

Filing Paternity Suits in the Quad Cities

In this article, our Quad Cities paternity attorneys explain the types of paternity cases that may arise. There are three primary types of paternity cases that can be filed in Quad Cities. The cases include the following:

  • Establishing paternity by consent of the parents;
  • Contested paternity suits; and
  • Suits to establish the non-existence of a father-child relationship.

Our Moline paternity lawyers explain who can file a paternity suit, when a contested paternity suit can be filed and how the courts proceed with these matters. We also examine contested paternity suits as well as the statute of limitations regarding these types of cases to help you make educated decisions regarding your Quad Cities paternity matter.

Read more by our Quad City paternity attorneys about the different types of Quad City paternity cases.

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Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity in the Quad Cities

In this article, our Quad Cities paternity lawyers discuss the establishment of paternity by consent at birth, known as voluntary acknowledgment of paternity.

When children are born to unmarried parents, hospitals and midwives are required by the Illinois Vital Records Act to provide the parents with the forms that allow the parents to  establish paternity easily 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 Quad City paternity attorneys explaining how to establish paternity by consent in the Quad Cities.

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Defense Against Paternity Fraud in the Quad Cities

In this article, our Quad City paternity attorneys discuss paternity fraud in Quad City paternity matters. They explain what a "presumed father" is in Quad Cities 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 for opposite.

Determination of a "presumed father" depends on the following statements. If one is true, there is a "presumed father" in the relationship:

  • 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 Quad City paternity lawyers explaining the cause of action against paternity fraud in Quad City paternity cases.

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