Category: Paternity

Belleville Family Law Blog

Many of our readers here probably know that child custody and support can be some of the most heavily contested family law issues in Illinois. After all, these issues deal directly with the most important thing to most people: their children. However, before these issues...

Knowing the nuances between biological and legal paternity is essential in understanding family law, genetics and paternal relationships. It allows families to understand how to enforce parental rights and responsibilities and make informed decisions toward furthering the best interests of the child involved. Differentiating the...

If you are a pregnant woman seeking to figure out the biological father of your baby, a paternity test can help you identify the right person. However, in addition to health concerns, there may be legal requirements to consider before undergoing testing. It’s important to...

When parents don’t agree about how to best support their children, they may find themselves arguing in family court. Some parents disagree about the best way to divide parenting time, while others have very different preferences and beliefs related to the education or health care...

You were excited to find out that your partner was expecting a baby girl, and you’ve always looked forward to being a father. Unfortunately, the relationship with your partner wasn’t meant to last. Now, your ex tells you that they’d prefer it if you just...

If you do not have a relationship with the mother of your child, you might wonder whether to pursue paternity. If the mother wants nothing to do with you, you might feel that permits you to walk away without a second thought. Yet, there are...

If a child is born who may be yours, you, as the father, should seek a paternity test. A paternity test allows you to legally establish that you are or are not the father of that child. You do not have to obtain this test...

When it comes to paternity, there are a number of ways that you may legally become the father of a child. For example, paternity could be established by the fact that you were married to the mother of a child at the time of his...

If you believe that you are not a child’s father and have been subjected to paternity fraud, handling your set of circumstances promptly is very important. At Johnson & Johnson, Attorneys at Law, we know the importance of establishing paternity and protecting the rights of fathers...

From genetic testing to the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP) form, there are a number of issues that people who wish to establish paternity in Illinois must understand. If you live in Belleville, or any other city in the state, and have decided to establish...

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