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In this article, our Rockford 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.
In this article, our Rockford paternity lawyers explain the establishment of paternity by consent at birth.
When children are 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:
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.
In this article, our Rockford paternity attorneys explain what a "presumed father" is in Rockford paternity matters.
If there is a "presumed father" (as defined by the Illinois Parentage Act), there is a a higher burden of proof in a paternity case.
A "presumed father" is designated if any of the following are true: