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Helping Families Solve Parentage Cases

Many children are born into families where their parents never chose to get married despite living with one another and supporting each other. They live as a normal family, but legally, they are distinct from a married couple. When the couple chooses to separate, the legal system will need to determine their rights and obligations toward their shared children.

These are known as parentage cases, and at the Law Offices of Michael D. Canulli in Naperville, I have been helping clients in these unique situations for decades. I am dedicated to helping families as they seek to part ways and find a peaceful and mutually beneficial pathway forward because this often helps them both to succeed in their new lives. However, when the other side wants to fight, I will use my decades of litigation experience to advocate for my client’s rights and interests, fighting for their goals and protecting them from legal abuse.

Promoting Peaceful Separations For Families And Encouraging Healing

Parentage cases involve many of the same considerations that would take place during a divorce in regard to the children. This often can be beneficial for the children, as long as the separating parents are committed to cooperation in determining the arrangement of the parental responsibilities and parental time. This will impact the amount of child support that the noncustodial parent will be required to pay.

In order for these cases to proceed, it may be necessary to establish the paternity of the father in order to legally establish them as the parent of the child or children. This can happen if the parents were not living together when the children were born, or if they were never originally listed on the birth certificate. By completing these cases, both parents can have their legal rights established with regard to their children and abide by their duties and responsibilities to them.

Give Me A Call Today

I understand that family issues can be emotional and that it can feel overwhelming at times. However, that is why you should reach out to me; I can provide the help you need. Call 630-717-7877 or send me a message online. I offer free, no-obligation consultations, and when you come to see me you will not be talking to a junior associate or secretary, you will speak directly to me.