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Wheaton: Office

460 S. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187

(630) 904-3033

St. Charles: Office

555 S. Randall Rd.
Suite 204
St. Charles, IL 60174

(630) 882-2114

Warrenville: Office

4200 Cantera Dr.
Suite 200
Warrenville, IL 60555

(630) 882-5837

Chicago: Office

33 N. La Salle St.
Chicago, IL 60602

(224) 765-9498

Naperville: Office

119 S. Ellsworth St.
Naperville, IL 60540

(630) 984-7344

Wheaton, Illinois Paternity Attorneys

Wheaton paternity lawyers

Parentage in DuPage County and Kane County

Establishing the paternity of a child is important for both emotional, practical and legal reasons. Legally, paternity affects issues of child support, child custody and visitation, adoption and inheritance. Most paternity cases involve unmarried couples, but making paternity determinations can also come into play in divorce proceedings. At the Abear Law Offices, we are experienced in handling all types of paternity cases.

Paternity and Child Support

Many paternity cases are filed by mothers seeking to establish their child’s paternity and compel financial support from the father. This may require a court order for DNA paternity testing if the father does not acknowledge his parentage. Once paternity is determined, a decree of parentage is issued. This decree is necessary to establish the obligations of the father including:

  • Financial support
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Contributions to medical and educational expenses

A parentage decree also establishes inheritance rights for the child. In some cases, DNA testing is also used to disprove paternity and dissolve child support orders. At our firm, we represent both mothers and fathers with the ultimate goal of identifying the paternity of a child and protecting the rights of that child.

Paternity and Parental Rights

Paternity determinations can also establish parental rights for fathers.  Fathers have rights to child custody and visitation where appropriate. Attorney Anthony Abear is experienced in helping fathers fight for their rights to be a part of their children’s lives.

If you have a paternity issue that needs to be settled, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We handle cases throughout both DuPage County and Kane County.

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  • Wheaton Office
    460 S. County Farm Rd.
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    (630) 904-3033
    map
  • St. Charles Office
    555 S. Randall Rd.
    Suite 204
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    (630) 882-2114
    map
  • Warrenville Office
    4200 Cantera Dr.
    Suite 200
    Warrenville, IL 60555
    (630) 882-5837
    map
  • Chicago Office
    33 N. La Salle St.
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (224) 765-9498
    map
  • Naperville Office
    119 S. Ellsworth St.
    Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 984-7344
    map