Secure Your Rights As A Father


If you did not sign a paternity acknowledgement at the time of your child’s birth, you may face legal hurdles. The legal issues can be more complex for fathers of children born out of wedlock. The state of Illinois does not recognize your rights as a father until you sign an order that declares your biological relationship to your child. Our knowledgeable family law attorney will help you establish paternity.

Ann O'Connell Law, Ltd., strives to provide proactive representation and practical solutions for parents and families. Our attorney conducts thorough research to aid in the customized solution we will create for your family legal issue. We will guide you through each step and help you overcome any hurdle you may face. You will have 24-hour access to legal guidance when you consult us.

The Importance Of Establishing Paternity

To claim your rights as a father in Illinois, you will have to establish paternity before your child’s 20th birthday. The easiest way to establish paternity is for you to sign a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity when your child is born.

The alternative is to take a paternity test and complete the proper documentation. You can accomplish this through the hospital or you can seek the assistance of our compassionate family law attorney. We will guide you through the process and ensure the proper filing of your documentation.

Experienced And Compassionate Family Law Attorney

Our attorney at Ann O'Connell Law, Ltd., has practiced family law for more than a decade. We will take the time to research and understand your legal situation to provide you with practical solutions. You can rely on the 24-hour accessible honest legal counsel from our lawyer.

We offer a free consultation at our Evanston office. Schedule your appointment today by calling 847-859-5453. You can also schedule your appointment by completing this online contact form.