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Claims of paternity may be challenged

105557641_S.jpgEstablishing paternity is an important part of solidifying the relationship between an Illinois father and his child. As previously discussed on this blog, one way paternity can be proven is through DNA testing that compares the genetic material of a man to that of his purported child. Paternity testing happens after a child is born to either give a father rights or to require a father to pay child support.

What penalties can be assessed for failing to pay child support?

131144969_S.jpgChild support in Illinois is a significant financial responsibility. Based on an agreement between a child's parents or an order from their family law court, a person may be required to provide their child with money until that child becomes an adult or is otherwise self-sufficient. A child who does not have the financial support that they need may struggle to attain their most basic needs, and because children should not be made to suffer for their parents' choices the state takes child support enforcement very seriously.

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