Sophisticated Legal Representation When Your Family Needs It

Effective Solutions For Your Parentage Case

Parents who were never married often find themselves in need of a family law attorney. When a couple are the parents of a child, issues of child support and allocation of parental responsibilities arise when the relationship comes to an end. The attorneys at Kirsh & Associates, Ltd. can represent parents who find themselves involved in a parentage case.

The legal issues arising in a parentage case are every bit as complex as those issues when they arise in a divorce case. Calculation of child support is not always based upon a formula. For example, if one of the parents is self-employed, establishing the income earned by that parent can be difficult. The other side of the coin is that if a parent is unemployed or underemployed, it may be appropriate to impute income to that parent for child support purposes. The attorneys at Kirsh & Associates have decades of experience with such issues.

Skilled Negotiation In Allocation Judgements

In a parentage case, the parents will need to have an Allocation Judgment entered. An Allocation Judgment governs whether major decisions are made jointly or solely by one parent. An Allocation Judgment also sets forth a parenting schedule for regular parenting time, school vacations and holidays. An Allocation Judgment is the document that sets forth all of the rules, rights and obligations that parents have after their relationship with the other parent has ended. It is essential to have an experienced lawyer advise you and negotiate the best terms to secure your rights. If an agreed Allocation Judgment cannot be negotiated, our attorneys can litigate the issues before the court and protect your rights and those of your children.

Meet with our attorneys at our Chicago office to discuss your parentage case. Contact our team by calling 312-605-1718 or by emailing us a brief description of your questions and concerns.