(750 ILCS 45/12)
(from Ch. 40, par. 2512)
(a) On the basis of the information
produced at a pretrial conference, the court shall evaluate the probability
of determining the existence or non-existence of the father and child relationship
in a trial and whether a judicial declaration of the relationship would
be in the best interest of the child. On the basis of the evaluation, an
appropriate recommendation for settlement shall be made to the parties,
which may include that the alleged father consent to a finding of his
paternity of the child, or that the action be dismissed with or without prejudice.
(b) If the parties accept a recommendation made in accordance with subsection
(a) of this Section, judgment shall be entered accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 83-1372.)