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Trust An Attorney With Over 20 Years Of Experience To Handle Complex Matters

Establishing paternity becomes necessary for a variety of different reasons. If you find yourself in this situation, place your trust in the hands of an experienced lawyer. For over 20 years, Michael L. Lodermeier, P.C., has worked with clients throughout Illinois. Mr. Lodermeier firmly believes in educating his clients so that they can make smart choices. This is especially important during family-related cases. He can help you think logically and figure out the best course of action.

Why Do I Need To Establish Paternity?

If two parties who have children but aren’t married decide to separate, they may still need to sort out assets, child care and custody arrangements. In order to create a custody schedule, however, the father must establish paternity. The “presumed father” is the man who was married to the child’s mother at the time of the birth, legally accepted parental rights or behaved as if the child was his own. An “acknowledged father” is someone who is unmarried but admits to being the father. A stepfather is someone who marries a woman who already has a child. The law recognizes all of these relationships.

Another important thing to mention is the fact that you can still owe child support even if you are not a child’s biological father. This also means that, depending on the situation, you could be making payments and not have any custody or visitation rights. Simply put, if you aren’t married, nothing about the relationship between you and your child can be assumed. Having an attorney who has an extensive understanding of the law is crucial in these situations. Mr. Lodermeier will take you through this process step by step. Throughout your time together, he will answer any question and address every concern.

Act Today; Call Now

Paternity can be a tricky thing to navigate on your own. The best way to move forward is to enlist the help of a knowledgeable professional. Mr. Lodermeier remains committed to his clients and will do everything he can to reach a favorable result. To schedule a consultation, call 630-518-9100 or fill out his online contact form today. He has offices in Chicago and Oakbrook Terrace.