Sangamon County Paternity Attorneys | Paternity Lawyers, Sangamon County

Sangamon County Paternity Attorneys | Paternity Lawyers, Sangamon County

Our experienced Sangamon County paternity attorneys will be your aggressive advocates and will use every tool at our disposal to give you a favorable resolution to your paternity case. Our Sangamon County paternity lawyers have successfully resolved all types of paternity matters, from voluntary acknowledgement to fraud and matters where one parent is incarcerated.

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Our Experienced Sangamon County Paternity Attorneys Handle Cases Including But Not Limited To:

  • General Family Law
  • ​Divorce & Legal Separation
  • Child Custody Issues 
  • Child Support
  • Paternity
  • Collaborative & Cooperative Divorce
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Spousal Maintenance, Spousal Support & Alimony
  • Prenuptial Agreements 
  • Orders of Protection
  • Adoption
  • Property Division
  • Joint Parenting Agreements
  • Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
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The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

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O'Flaherty Law of Sangamon County

901 S. 2nd St., Ste. 102 Springfield, IL 62704

Phone:

(217) 280-8275

E-Mail:

springfield@oflaherty-law.com

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

See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

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Filing Paternity Suits in Sangamon County

In this article, our Sangamon County 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.

Read more by our Sangamon County paternity attorneys about the different types of Sangamon County paternity cases.

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

Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity in Sangamon County

In this article, our Sangamon County 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:

  • 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 Sangamon County paternity attorneys explaining how to establish paternity by consent.

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

Defense Against Paternity Fraud in Sangamon County

In this article, our Sangamon County paternity attorneys explain what a "presumed father" is in Sangamon County 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:

  • 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 Sangamon County paternity lawyers explaining the cause of action against paternity fraud in Sangamon County paternity cases.

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

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