Wheaton Paternity Attorneys | Paternity Lawyers, Wheaton

Wheaton Paternity Attorneys | Paternity Lawyers, Wheaton

Our experienced Wheaton paternity attorneys are here to advocate on your behalf in your Wheaton paternity matter. We are your legal shield in cases dealing with voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, paternity fraud, and a wide range of other Wheaton paternity matters. We're here to help you reach a favorable conclusion in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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O'Flaherty Law of Wheaton

1275 E. Butterfield Rd., Ste. 109A
Wheaton
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60189

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wheaton@oflaherty-law.com

9 am - 5 pm Mon - Friday
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11 am - 3pm Saturday & 11 am - 2 pm Sunday by Appointment

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Filing Paternity Suits in Wheaton

In this article, our Wheaton paternity attorneys explain the three types of paternity cases that can be filed in Wheaton. We 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 Wheaton paternity matter.

Read more by our Wheaton paternity attorneys about the different types of Illinois paternity cases.

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

Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity in Wheaton

Our Wheaton paternity lawyers discuss in this article the establishment of paternity by consent at birth, known as voluntary acknowledgment of paternity.

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 Wheaton paternity attorneys explaining how to establish paternity by consent.

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

Defense Against Paternity Fraud in Wheaton

In this article, our Wheaton paternity attorneys discuss paternity fraud in Wheaton paternity matters and explain what a "presumed father" is in Wheaton 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 cleared to avoid paternity obligations.

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 Wheaton paternity lawyers explaining the cause of action against paternity fraud in Wheaton paternity cases.

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

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