VISITATION / PATERNITY
Studies have proven that the emotional health and wellbeing of your child depends on the involvement of both parents in their lives. To this end, laws have been passed to protect the non-residential parent’s right to spend quality parenting time with their children.
Under Illinois law any child born during the course of a marriage is presumed to be the child of the Husband, with all the pertinent rights and obligations, unless a court order is entered to the contrary.
Likewise, a father who is not married to the mother of his child at the time of birth has no legal rights to the child until a determination of paternity is made by the court.
If the mother of your child is not cooperative in the entry of your order of Paternity, you have the right to request genetic testing by a court approved facility to prove your claim. The cost of this testing is approximately $600.00.
We at the Law Offices of Kevin P. McCarty understand the importance of a father’s time with his child and we will fight to secure you liberal and uninterrupted time with your child. Our services are charged at our low hourly rate with an average retainer of $1,500.00. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to speak with a Family Law attorney for a free case evaluation.