My question involves paternity law for the State of: Illinois
In April of 2005, I was raped by my ex. I had also started dating a new man. I became pregnant. I told both men that I was pregnant. My ex said he didn't want anything to do with me or the baby. He was very abusive while we were together. He also does drugs and drinks. So I moved on with my life with the new guy that I had started dating. He and I have been together almost 5 years now. Our daughter is 4 and our son just turned 1. He also signed her birth certificate. My bf is the greatest man, he has taken care of her financially and emotionally. By all means he's her father. My ex contacted me and says that she is his daughter and that he wants to see her. He also said that he has a lawyer and that he has a case and can take her away from us. Is this true? Do I need to get a lawyer? How do I know if he's telling the truth?