Chicago, IL asked in Child Support for Illinois

Q: If I'm paying child support, am I on the birth certificate?

I took a state issued paternity test, I am the father. Now my ex is withholding my visitation. Claiming I'm not on the birth certificate so I have no right to see my kid. However I still pay child support so how could that be?

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Ray Choudhry

  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Looks like your name was not on the birth certificate.

Otherwise a DNA test would not have been needed.

What you need is a parenting plan giving you parenting rights.

The fourth form on this web page is the recommended form in Illinois:

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