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An Overview of the Illinois Parentage Act of 2015

Margaret Bennett, now the Chair of the Illinois Child Support Advisory Committee, was a major contributor of change in the Illinois Parentage Act in 2015, the first amendment to the Illinois parentage laws in over 30 years. The new act which went into effect January 1, 2016, was a complete rewrite of the Illinois parentage laws that reflect changes in cultural norms and reproductive technology.  Below is her article in the Illinois Bar Journal stating the much needed changes for Illinois residents.   illinois-bar-journal-ipa-2015  

Reprinted with permission of the Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 103 #12, December 2015. Copyright by the Illinois State Bar Association.