Establishing Paternity In Illinois
When the identity of a child’s father must be determined, paternity can be officially established through a legal case that typically involves DNA testing. Often, paternity is a factor in child support, custody and adoption cases. At Maurizio & Sharpe, we represent mothers and alleged fathers in paternity cases in Williamson County, Illinois, and surrounding counties.
A paternity case is often emotional and stressful. It is important that the case proceeds in an efficient manner for everyone involved, most importantly the child. With our lawyers on your side, you will have peace of mind knowing that your rights and interests are protected every step of the way.
Representing Mothers And Possible Fathers
No two cases are exactly the same. In paternity cases, we may represent a mother seeking a paternity test for child support purposes or an alleged father who is denying paternity. We also represent men who want to prove paternity so they can establish their parental rights and gain custody or visitation (now called parenting time in Illinois). Establishing paternity is also sometimes required before an adoption case can move forward. Often, these cases involve children born outside of marriage.
Efficient And Cost-Effective Representation
While establishing paternity may seem like a cut-and-dried matter, it is important to have an attorney throughout the process. We will work to keep the process moving and your costs to a minimum.