Paternity / Parentage Attorneys
Depending upon the state in question, there are different laws in place to determine how parentage and paternity are established.
When it is unclear who the biological father of a child is, it can be established through DNA testing. All it takes to determine biological parentage today is three swipes with a cheek swab.
Paternity is important because many things are at stake:
- Access to the child via custody or visitation
- Claiming government benefits through the father
- Inheriting the father’s assets after his death
- Knowing what medical issues may have been inherited
- Obtaining child support from the father
Are you involved in a paternity dispute?
If so, you might be wondering what exactly you can do to either establish your paternity or prove that the child in question is not your own. There are few things that can be done to help determine these issues. In order to help move the process as quickly and as smoothly as possible, we recommend hiring an experienced family law attorney to help you out along the way.
Contact Us Today
To schedule an appointment to discuss your paternity law issue with The Law Offices of Christopher D. Edmonds, Ltd., call us or use the online form. Our office is located in Westchester, Illinois.