Hinsdale Paternity Lawyers
Experienced Paternity Attorneys in La Grange, Bolingbrook, and Oak Brook
For children born out of wedlock, a father’s parental rights and responsibilities are not automatically established. For a man to become the legally recognized father of a child, he must either voluntarily acknowledge his paternity (by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP)) or submit to DNA testing. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, we are experienced in handling paternity cases. Our attorneys represent fathers seeking to establish paternity rights to their children as well as mothers seeking to enforce their child’s right to financial support. We understand the sensitivity of paternity matters and offer clients compassionate representation.
Contested Paternity Actions
When either party disputes the parentage of a child, paternity cases can become quite contentious. If either party is unwilling to submit to DNA testing voluntarily, a court order must be issued. Our firm is experienced in obtaining court orders for paternity testing. We understand the importance of establishing the biological father of a child for legal, financial, biological and emotional reasons. We also understand the importance of disproving erroneous paternity allegations.
Resolving Paternity-Related Issues
Once a positive paternity determination has been made, issues of custody, visitation and support must be resolved. It is in the best interests of all involved to negotiate these matters outside of court as it saves money, time and stress. Our attorneys are seasoned negotiators skilled in assisting clients in all types of family law matters. We help facilitate parenting agreements that satisfy our clients’ goals and the needs of their children. If an agreement cannot be reached outside of court, however, we have the litigation experience to effectively argue for our clients in court.
If you are involved in a paternity dispute or need assistance with paternity-related matters, contact us at 630-920-8855 to schedule a consultation. We will explain your rights under the law and answer your questions. From our office in Hinsdale, IL, we work with clients from DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.