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Who Has Custody in Illinois When the Parents are Not Married?

Upon the divorce of married couples, child custody issues are handled in a straightforward matter by Illinois judicial systems. However, unmarried couples who separate are forced to navigate a complex road in court when disputing the custody of their child. How Important is Establishing Paternity? In instances of unmarried parents, the unwed father is not automatically considered to be the biological parent of the child—unlike with married couples. Establishing parenthood offers certain parental rights while also enforcing a series of legal obligations to the child. Without establishing paternity, the unmarried father fails to have automatic rights over the child. An… Read More

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