Historically, the legal need to establish paternity or parentage only arose when a child’s mother was not married to the child’s biological father at the time of the child’s birth. Today, questions of parentage can arise in numerous situations, including pregnancies involving:
Female couples, when one is the biological mother of the child.
In vitro fertilization, wherein donated eggs and sperm are combined in a laboratory dish, and one or more embryos are transferred to the uterus of an unmarried woman who will be the child’s mother.
Gestational surrogacy contracts, which oblige the female surrogate to surrender custody of a child upon birth to two other people who are the child’s intended parents.
A wife who uses her husband’s sperm to conceive a child after her husband’s death, an act known as posthumous conception.
The Illinois Parentage Act of 2015 defines the conditions under which a parent-child relationship is established.
The highly-qualified DuPage County parentage and paternity attorneys at Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices can help you to legally establish your child’s parentage and complete other necessary legal actions regarding child support, parental authority, and parenting time (aka custody and visitation). For a free consultation, call our Lombard office at 630-932-9100.
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