Paternity and Single Parents’ Attorneys in St. Clair County/Belleville, IL

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Paternity and Single Parents’ Attorneys in St. Clair County/Belleville, IL

Helping Unmarried Parents With Child Custody, DNA Testing and Support in St. Clair County in Belleville, Illinois

If you are a parent who has a child out of wedlock, you are likely faced with dilemmas involving custody and support. At Stange Law Firm, PC in Belleville in St. Clair County, Illinois, we are dedicated to helping parents in these situations.

We represent unmarried parents in matters involving:

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St. Clair County in Belleville, Illinois Single Parents’ and Paternity Attorneys

Stange Law Firm, PC has represented numerous individuals in custody, visitation, and support matters. Our firm has presented to residents in the St. Louis Metro Area on this topic and was mentioned in the St. Louis Post Dispatch in an article titled: A baby daddy is no daddy in the eyes of the law .

Based on our vast experience in this area, Stange Law Firm, PC understands the uniqueness of the concerns of unmarried parents, and will work diligently to achieve a favorable resolution of your case.

We have multiple attorneys who have received awards for their work, as noted in their biographies. Kirk Stange, Founding Partner, was named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers.

Stange Law Firm, PC will carefully review the facts and issues in your case. We will explain the law as it affects your rights and responsibilities, providing an understanding of the legal process and what you can expect as your case moves forward.

  • Courts in Illinois always base their decisions on what they perceive to be the “best interest” of the children.
  • Stange Law Firm, PC represents unmarried fathers seeking to obtain custody and parenting time, as well as mothers wishing to retain or alter existing custody and visitation arrangements.
  • Our firm can represent you in child support hearings to determine whether a parent should be required to provide support or to obtain a modification in an existing child support order.

Child Custody Changes in Illinois

“Allocation of Parental Responsibilities” is the new term for “child custody”. Illinois courts now allocate power to each parent in regard to making decisions on health, education, religion and extracurricular activities. This requires both parents to be involved even if they don’t communicate well with each other.

Contact a St. Clair County in Belleville, IL Paternity Attorney

From our webpage, you can also read articles about family law, view informational videos, seminar videos, listen to our podcast, download our mobile application or view support calculators for Missouri and Illinois.

To learn more about the law on child custody, contact us online or by phone to schedule a consultation at our Belleville Office in St. Clair County, Illinois.

St. Clair County (Belleville), IL Office: 618-310-3711 Click to learn more about this location.

115 Lincoln Place Ct., Suite. 101, Belleville, Illinois62221


Full Service Child Custody Representation

Our child custody practice focuses on protecting the wellbeing of children and the rights of parents. We handle issues such as:
Often called parenting time, visitation is the amount of time a noncustodial parent spends with his or her child. We can handle a broad spectrum of visitation matters.
Creating a parenting plan
Getting visitation rights means drafting a parenting plan that works. We can help.
Relocation with a child
Courts have continuing jurisdiction over child custody and visitation orders. So, when a parent wants to move, it is usually necessary to get the court's permission first. Failure to do so can put your time with your child in jeopardy.
Enforcement of orders
If a parent fails to follow a child custody order, it may be possible to take him or her to court to enforce the order.
Contempt of court
If you are found to have repeatedly ignored a court order, you may be found in contempt of court.
Modification of orders:
When you need a court order changed, you can work with the experienced attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC.
Custody Issues for Nonmarried Parents
Next to divorce actions, paternity cases (custody and support cases between unmarried parents) are among the most common cases in family law.
Parental Rights
Parents are often concerns about their parental rights, especially fathers in certain circumstances.
Family Access Motions
If you are being denied access to your children, you may want to consider a family access motion.
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
If you have jurisdictional issues involving your custody case, you will want an attorney familiar with the UCCJEA.
Custody Evaluations
If you have a complex custody case where psychological issues or abuse may be in play, you might want to consider a child custody evaluation
Hague Convention
If you are dealing with an international child custody dispute, and perhaps child abduction, knowing about the Hague Convention is often critical.
Third-Party Custody
If you are not the biological parents, in certain cases all may not be lost. You might have a right to third party custody in certain situations.
Fertility and Surrogacy
Fertility and surrogacy is a growing area of the law for those who want children.
In some custody cases, parties might live far apart. This can result in difficult child custody cases with transportation at issue.

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