Legal Question in Family Law in Illinois

My ex is pregnant, it might be mine and she's acting like she's going to keep it from me. How hard is it to get a required test for paternity and what else should I do to protect myself?

Asked on 6/23/13, 12:48 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Conor Malloy Malloy Law, LLC

Two major things come with being Dad - a child support obligation and reasonable visitation.

Here are two links to learn more about what you need to do:

http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.dsp_content&contentID=5004#

http://www.illinoislegaladvocate.org/uploads/68996899Paternity_Custody_Father.pdf

If you need help with the forms, contact an attorney

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Answered on 6/23/13, 5:15 am
Lela Davis Law Office of Lela J. Davis

YOU MUST FILE A PATERNITY ACTION TO BE DECLARED THE FATHER. THE COURT CAN ORDER THE DNA TEST.

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Answered on 6/24/13, 4:54 am


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