Lake County, IL Paternity & Parentage Attorney | Waukegan Lawyer

Parentage & Paternity Attorney in Waukegan, Illinois - Jason R. Mercure

Establishing paternity is essential for collecting child support and gaining parenting time with a child. In Lake County, a petition can be filed with the court requesting that a DNA test be ordered for the purposes of determining the paternity of a child. Once the court orders a DNA test, the father will be required to have a sample of his DNA tested to see if it matches that of the child in question. Typically, the test is conducted at a lab and involves using a cotton swab to take a swipe from inside the cheek of the father, the child and sometimes the mother. Once paternity is confirmed, a mother can request that the father pay child support and a father can demand a possession schedule with his children.

At the Law Offices of Jason R. Mercure, we represent clients in paternity cases, filing all necessary paperwork and following up afterwards in seeking child support in Lake County or visitation rights in Lake County, Illinois and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact Parentage Lawyer Jason R. Mercure today to schedule an appointment.

Establishing Paternity in Lake County...What it can do for a child once paternity is established, a number of legal rights and obligations come into play, including:

  1. Obligation to pay child support in Lake County, Illinois
  2. Right to claim Social Security death benefits in Lake County
  3. Legal status as an heir to father's estate in probate in Lake County, IL
  4. Right to medical coverage for the child Parenting Time and Paternity in Lake County, Illinois

Lake County Parentage Attorneys

Once paternity is established, fathers can demand parenting time with their child. Even if the custodial parent is opposed to your spending time with your child, once the Lake County Illinois court determines it's in the best interest of a child to have a relationship with you, there is little or nothing the child's custodial parent can do. After the court recognizes you as the father of your child, we can begin the legal process of establishing parenting time with your child.

Contact a Lake County Parentage & Paternity Attorney at: 847.336.4440

Whether you are looking for a Child Parentage or Paternity Attorney in Lake County, IL and Waukegan, IL or representation in Divorce, Parentage or Paternity aCases in Lake County, Child Visitation in Lake County, IL, Child Support in Lake County or Child Custody in Lake County, have found your advocate...

Remember...We offer FREE consultations, during which we will talk with you about your legal situation and how Illinois law may apply. During this consultation, you can ask your questions and trust that you will receive thorough answers based on in-depth legal knowledge. Contact us today at 847.336.4440