Legal Question in Family Law in Illinois

A woman claims that I am the father of her 18 year old daughter. The name on the birth certificate is another man. Am I legally responsible for any back child support?

Asked on 5/10/11, 5:51 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

David Gotzh Law Office of David Gotzh

Until the birth certificate is corrected by operation of law, DHS (or any other prosecuting authority) lacks the ability to compel a court to order you to pay support.

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Answered on 5/10/11, 6:02 pm
Elfreda Dockery Law Office of Elfreda Dockery

at this time, i do not see you being legally responsible; however, that situation could change depending on what actions the mother takes. if you want to discuss further, contact me at 312-372-5600.

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Answered on 5/11/11, 4:13 pm

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