Parentage / Paternity

Parentage / Paternity Attorney - Illinois

Serving Will, Grundy and Kendall Counties


The parentage of child is important to identify for several reasons. While it is hard to measure the significance of the bond between a parent and a child, knowing the paternity of your child may also allow for a meaningful relationship with not one, but both parents. We have helped several Illinois mothers and fathers throughout Illinois with challenging paternity matters and related legal issues. We can help you!


A Skilled Illinois Parentage and Parental Rights Attorney - including children with disabilities and special needs.


We help both mothers and fathers who are struggling to find resolutions for their family law cases involving paternity and parental rights such as:


  • Challenging paternity

  • Establishing child custody

  • Establishing child support

  • Identifying paternity

  • Paternity and Child Support

  • Seeking paternity testing resources


In non-marital cases if you are seeking child support, custody or visitation in Illinois, the paternity of your children must be established either by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, or through judicial DNA testing.


Attorney Melton can help you seek child support by establishing the paternity of your child, as well as protect your rights if you believe you should not be paying child support because you are not the biological father.


There are no secrets to success. It is a combination of hard work, thoroughness, preparation, passion and compassion. Attorney Melton loves the law, and loves to help people!


Do you have a legal question, concern or would you like to make an appointment?  We would love to hear from you!


Please call us or email us today!