Romeoville, IL asked in Family Law for Illinois

Q: Can a parent ask for DNA test if they already signed a voluntary ackknowledgement of pertinity

I want to take my kids father to court for support and when both our children were born he signed voluntary acknowledgements, and on a letter I received from the court says for one of the children the obligation arises by virtue of determination of parentage pursuant, does that mean he asked for a perternity test? And if so will I have to take my child through that even though he signed the acknowledgement.

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Andrew John Hawes
Andrew John Hawes
  • Niles, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: A voluntary acknowledgement of paternity raises a rebuttable presumption of paternity. This means that he is presumed to be the father UNLESS he can prove otherwise. DNA analysis is one way to prove otherwise, and he is fully entitled to ask for this testing. If the court enters an order directing that DNA testing taking place, you must comply with the court's order.

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