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What is the law when it comes to a parent that has had nothing

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What is the law when it comes to a parent that has had nothing to do with the child and has moved out of state to illinois? His name is XXXXX XXXXX the birth certificate and the child does not carry his name. He is now threatening to go to the next step unless i tell him about his child, what can the next step possibly be?
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Family Lawyer: GeorgetownLawyr, Family Law Attorney replied 6 years ago
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
He will be turning 2 in December.
Family Lawyer: GeorgetownLawyr, Family Law Attorney replied 6 years ago
the next step would be the father filing for joint custody and visitation rights. he is entitled to those rights and the court will most likely give them. a visitation schedule will then be set for when he can have the child for visitation and of course child support will be order as well, if he is not already paying child support. So that is the next step. I hope this helps clarify.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
shouldn't paternity be taken first...because he has done absolutely nothing for this child?
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a petition to establish paternity will be included with the petition for joint custody and visitation. i hope this helps clarify. thanks and please be sure to click ACCEPT so that I may be given credit for my time and answers. Clicking ACCEPT does not charge you anything more and encourages expert answers to future questions. Best regards.
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