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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver Separation Raises Paternity Questions of Child

By Nottage and Ward on June 3, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver recently announced they were separating after 25 years of marriage, according to The Huffington Post. Their announcement was soon followed by a public admission by Schwarzenegger that he had fathered a child with a former staff member over 10 years ago.

Several questions have been raised, including whether the couple will divorce and whether a pre-nuptial agreement was signed. One of the biggest questions that has arisen is the question of the child’s paternity. The estranged husband of the woman who has been identified as the mother of Schwarzenegger’s alleged son has said he only learned recently that he was not the biological father of the boy. Many news outlets have reported that a DNA test was performed secretly a decade ago to conclude whether Schwarzenegger was the child’s father. Official details have not yet been released.

Paternity cases in Illinois can be complicated and raise many sensitive and delicate issues. Determining a child’s biological father is beneficial when determining child custody, visitation rights, child custody payments, and other custody-related issues. The Illinois courts take several factors into consideration when identifying a child’s biological father, including whether a paternity acknowledgment has been signed and whether the child’s mother and the possible father are or were married at the time of the child’s birth. Disputes regarding paternity can become stressful and emotionally charged for all parties involved, which is why seeking a consultation with a highly skilled attorney with experience handling paternity cases is advised.

At Nottage and Ward, our Chicago paternity lawyers can help you understand the legal options available to you if you are involved in a paternity dispute in Illinois. We will work diligently to ensure that the proper party is granted paternal rights. To learn more about how our attorneys can help you with your paternity dispute, please call 312-332-2915 today.

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