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Tinley Park Paternity Attorneys | Paternity Lawyers, Tinley Park IL

Let our experienced Tinley Park paternity attorneys be your advocates in your paternity case.  We will use every resource to ensure your rights are protected and a favorable outcome is reached.

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O'Flaherty Law of Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B
Tinley Park
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5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville, IL 60540

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​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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St. Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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How Is Child Support Handled In Paternity Cases?

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Tinley Park paterney attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains Illinois paternity law.

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In this article, our Tinley Park paternity lawyers explain child support in paternity cases. Child support is handled in the same manner as marital cases with two distinct exceptions.  If there is a possibility that pregnancy expenses are awarded along with retroactive child support and pregnancy expenses can only be awarded within two years after the child is born.

‍Retroactive child support is sometimes awarded, however this can often be remote.  This is due to the assumption that the father had been supporting the child throughout the marriage. 

The court retains discretion for awarding retroactive child support based on the following factors:At what time the father learned that the child had been born; If the father had previously been willing to support the child; If and when the mother previously sought the father's assistance in supporting and raising the child;If the mother had a valid reason for not filing a paternity suit earlier; and The mother's delay in bringing the suit prejudiced the father. You can read about child support from our Tinley Park paternity attorneys here:   Child Support Explained, and Changes to  Child Support Laws for 2017.

Burdens Of Proof In Paternity Cases

Tinley Park paternity lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains allocation of parenting time and responsibility.

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In this article, our Tinley Park paternity attorneys explain the burden of proof in paternity cases. For parties seeking to prove paternity after a death of a parent, convincing and clear evidence is required.  In cases where there is a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity, the presumption of paternity will become conclusive and cannot be rebutted if not rescinded within 60 days of signing or the date that the paternity suit is filed, whichever comes first. ​ 

In cases where there is no "presumed father," there must be a "preponderance of the evidence," which means more likely than not, to prove the absence or existence of a father-child relationship.

In cases where there is a "presumed father," the presumption that this person is the father requires "clear and convincing evidence" which is a higher standard than the preponderance of the evidence. 

Read the full article by our Tinley Park paternity attorneys explaining paternity laws.

Our Tinley Park Paternity Lawyers Will Represent You In Contested Paternity Suits

Tinley Park paternity attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to select the best attorney for you.

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In this article our Tinley Park paternity attorneys explain more about the paternity process. The establishment of a father-child relationship with a paternity suit can be accomplished by the child, one who claims to be the child’s father, the mother, an individual, or government agency that is providing assistance to the child.  However, the only people who have standing to file for the non-existence of a father-child relationship are the child’s “presumed father” and mother.  Contested paternity suits entered before the birth of a child, depositions and blood tests will be filed with the court though proceedings outside of these will be stayed until the birth of the child. 

‍Establishing existence of a father-child relationship can be filed until the child reaches twenty years old.  The statute of limitations states that suits to establish the non-existence of a father-child relationship are barred after two years since the father gains knowledge of all relevant facts.

‍Once a paternity suit is initiated, the petitioning party is required to file a petition determining paternity with the court where any party of the suit resides.  Petitions and summons must be served to all parties which informs them when they are to appear in court. 

In most cases a child's parent or legal guardian will represent the child during a contested paternity suit however the court can make the decision to appoint a guardian ad litem.  A guardian ad litem is an attorney appointed by the court to represent the child in the case. 

Read the full article by our Tinley Park paternity lawyers explaining the process of paternity lawsuits in Cook County.

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