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IS MOTHER TOO LATE TO DECLARE THAT THE MAN IS NOT THE CHILD’S DAD?

Mother requested that the Court enter an order declaring the non-existence of a parental relationship.  She had informed the court and her guardian ad litem that the Man might not be the minor child’s biological father. The Man argued that because Mother’s petition was not timely.  He argued that Mother had become aware of this [...]

By | October 18th, 2019|Paternity|0 Comments

I AM NOT THE DAD!

The divorce decree included a child custody agreement.  It was for a minor child born to wife during the marriage.  Wife filed a petition alleging that husband was not paying his share of the child’s expenses. Husband filed a petition to terminate his parent and child relationship with the minor.   Husband had always thought he [...]

By | January 4th, 2019|Paternity, Uncategorized|0 Comments

WHO’S MY FATHER?

There were allegations of abuse by their father, Jaime D.   A 5-year-old boy, J.D., and his 2 sisters were placed in temporary custody of DCFS.  A DNA test then showed that Jaime D. was not the boy’s father. Mother testified that a different man, Alejandro A., was the boy's father. Jaime D. had signed a [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|Paternity, Uncategorized|0 Comments

TOO LATE TO SAY YOU ARE NOT THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER

Divorce case was in court.  Husband filed a motion for finding of no paternity.   He asserted that one of the two children born during the marriage was not his child.  He presented DNA test results to confirm this. The Trial Court granted his motion. It found that husband was not the child's biological father.  Therefore, [...]

By | June 7th, 2018|Paternity|0 Comments

NONBIOLOGICAL LESBIAN PARENT DOES HAVE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP

A same-sex married couple is divorced.   One of the couple, Dee, gave birth to a baby girl.  She was conceived through artificial insemination. Seven months later, the parties separated.  Dee filed a petition for dissolution.   She filed a petition to stop Ashlie (the other of the couple) from having a relationship with the child. The [...]

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE UNBORN CHILD MOVES TO ANOTHER STATE WITH MOM

Child is not born yet.  Man files a petition under the Parentage Act.  He wants to establish paternity.  He wants to obtain joint custody and visitation. Mom is now living in Colorado.  She says that she intends to permanently reside in Colorado. The child was born after Dad filed in Illinois. And shortly after Mom [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|Paternity|0 Comments

CAN’T GET TWO BITES OF THE APPLE

Susan gave birth to a daughter, Hannah, during marriage with James. Two years later, the couple’s marriage was dissolved. They agreed to joint custody of the children born during the course of this marriage, including Hannah. More than a decade later, Susan filed two separate parentage actions in the circuit court. The second  petition asked [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Parenting Plans, Paternity|0 Comments

IF YOU WANT THE OTHER SIDE TO PAY YOUR ATTORNEY FEES, PREPARE!

  An attorney represented the mother in a paternity case. The attorney petitioned the court for attorney fees. He wanted the father to pay some of the mother’s attorney fees. This is called a contribution hearing. Mother did not come to the hearing. Attorney did not present any specific evidence. The attorney simply showed a [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Paternity|0 Comments

HOW DO YOU PROVE AN EQUITABLE ADOPTION? THERE WAS NO ACTUAL ADOPTION.

  Father filed in parentage court.  He wanted custody, visitation, and child support from Mother.  He said that he had adopted his former fiancee’s daughter, when he and fiancée were together.   She had adopted the orphan child from Slovakia. Father could not adopt then, as the parties were not married and he was not a [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Adoption, Paternity|0 Comments

DON’T SIT ON YOUR RIGHTS, DAD

  Husband filed for divorce.   He presented DNA test results that he was not the biological father of the child.  Both husband and wife knew the minor child was not biologically his.  The child had been diagnosed with a particular genetic disease at birth.   The parties agreed to stay together as a family.  They remained [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Child Support, Paternity|0 Comments