Asked in Family Law for Illinois

Q: Can daughters boyfriend take kids from her. They unmarried . He is the father. Paternity tests were taken for 1child

He's threatening her by saying he's going to take the kids and have her declared mentally incompetent.

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1 Lawyer Answer
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Until a court order is entered determining when each of the parents has time with the children, the rights of the parents are exactly the same. It is not kidnapping to take your own child, unless a court order determines the other parent should have the child at that time.

In other words, hire a lawyer immediately and get a court order determining that the boyfriend is the father of the children and determining when each of the parents has the right to have the children with him or her.

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