Paternity Lawyer in Cook County

Family law disputes can be among the most difficult, emotionally draining times of your life. When dealing with these disputes, you need an attorney who will listen to you, focus on your needs and will be committed to protecting you and your rights.

To learn more, call (708) 394-7361 or contact us online. We offer free consultations to help you get started.

Contact an Orland Park Attorney for Information on DNA Testing

When a child's parents are not married, paternity testing may be administered to determine the biological father of a child. Once paternity is established, the father's rights and obligations are determined. He will then be obligated to financially provide for the child. He can also pursue parenting time and participate in decision making regarding the child's rights.

If you are interested in learning more about the importance of establishing the parentage of a child, contact Roland P. Ernst of the law office of Carr, O'Rourke & Ernst. A child should have the benefit of having both parents in his or her life. Talk to our attorney to learn how he can help you.

Unmarried Parents

The fact that the parents of a child are not married does not mean that the father does not have an obligation to financially support the child. Nor does it mean that the father does not have the right to participate in the child's life. However, it is first necessary to legally establish the identity of a child's father.

Paternity testing may be needed in order to determine that the alleged father of the child is the actual father of the child. If you are interested in learning more about paternity testing — whether you are looking to prove the identity of the father of your child or whether you may be required to take one — talk to Orland Park, Illinois, lawyer Roland P. Ernst. He can help you learn about your rights and options if:

  • You are a mother seeking child support payments from your child's father
  • You are a father looking to enforce your visitation rights or seek child custody
  • You are a father looking to ensure that the amount you are required to pay is fair

Orland Park parental rights attorney Roland P. Ernst represents men and women, mothers and alleged fathers in paternity law, child custody, child support and related legal matters. Call (708) 394-7361 to schedule an initial consultation. Attorney Ernst represents clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County and Will County.

Our Client Testimonials

  • “Roland was an excellent listener and took the time to understand and empathize with what was important to me in outcomes. He not only understood the law, but could see the areas where we could negotiate with my ex and her lawyer.”

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