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Naperville Paternity Attorneys

Naperville Paternity Lawyers

Parentage Lawyers Assisting Clients in Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Aurora, and Surrounding Illinois Communities

Illinois law recognizes the right of every child to have the physical, emotional, mental, and financial support of both her parents, regardless of the circumstances of that child's birth, including whether the parents plan to continue an ongoing relationship – or go their separate ways. Importantly though, the United States Administration for Children and Families states that children with involved and caring fathers have a higher infant IQ and improved linguistic and cognitive skills. They are also more likely to start school at a higher academic level when a father is involved in the life of a toddler. If you are involved in a paternity dispute, do not delay in contacting an experienced Illinois paternity attorney who will fight for the rights and well-being of your child.

Providing Analysis to Determine Illinois Paternity Categorizations

Did you know that, legally, there are four different types of "fatherhood" in Illinois? Under Illinois law, paternity can be established under the following classifications:

  • "Acknowledged Father" – A man who has an established father-child relationship with the child but is not presumed to be the father by operation of law;
  • "Adjudicated Father" – A man determined by a court of law to be the legal father of a child;
  • "Alleged Father" – A man who either claims to be or is alleged to be the biological father of a child but whose paternity has not been established, and a
  • "Presumed Father" – A man recognized as a father by operation of law, e.g. the husband of the child's biological mother.

Providing Support During Financially Difficult Times

Although having a child can be a joy, newborn children also come with a plethora of expenses, especially if a child requires specialized formula or her mother is recovering from difficult delivery conditions. Adding a paternity dispute onto these difficult times can leave you both emotionally and financially exhausted. Experienced family law attorneys can help you resolve these disputes quickly and ensure you receive financial support for the following:

  • Food and formula;
  • Clothing, and
  • Bedding and adequate shelter.

As an aspect of your paternity case, Illinois courts also have the discretion to award child support for education, medical costs, and childcare.

Consult an Experienced Naperville Paternity Attorney Today

No child should be left without the love and support of a caring father, and no mother should be left to bear difficult newborn burdens alone. Do not be afraid to contact the Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC if you are facing a paternity dispute. Our compassionate attorneys can help you through this difficult process with a free consultation. We regularly work with clients in the communities of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield, Downers Grove, Lisle, and throughout the area. Call us today at 630-355-5222 and ensure the best life possible for your child.

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