When a child is born out of wedlock, many parents take issues of paternity for granted. In many situations, parents learn too late that legally establishing the identity of a child's father can affect their rights. In situations such as these, it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer.
Our experienced paternity attorney represents both mothers and fathers throughout Cook County, Illinois in paternity actions.
In many cases, establishing paternity is important because it allows a court to issue and enforce an order requiring a child's father to pay child support. Of course, in many situations, establishing paternity is about much more than money: Children can see significant benefit from having a relationship with both of their parents. In some cases, fathers find that they cannot visit their children until paternity has been legally established.
In Illinois, parties to most paternity actions are required to attend court-ordered mediation proceedings. We provide counsel to our clients both before mediation and after the proceedings have concluded. We work closely with my clients to help them understand their rights and to ensure the best possible outcomes for them and their children.
If you are a mother or father in need of help establishing paternity, contact us or call 708-596-5775 today to schedule an initial consultation. The sooner the process begins, the sooner we can work together to resolve your legal issue.