When a person is looking to establish paternity, it can be for a number of reasons. Whether someone is looking to determine custody, proceed with an adoption or establish child support, it is all for the benefit of the child. We at Lunt, Smith & Associates, LLP, want to help keep the child’s best interests at heart.
Our lawyers have been helping clients with all aspects of family law issues, and we can help you consider all aspects of your case.
How You Can Establish Paternity In Colorado
There are actually multiple methods of establishing paternity in Colorado. The first method is by far the most popular, which is a DNA test. Court orders commonly use this to establish paternity in a father who opposes establishing paternity. This is also common for those who are in the middle of child custody and support cases.
The second method is when both parents sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity form. This is more common when unmarried couples have a child. This option is extremely important for an unmarried couple, since the father does not have full parental rights over their child until the court recognizes their paternity.
Even once both parents sign the Acknowledgement of Paternity form, the state does not recognize it until 60 days after the signature date, making the need to move quickly even more important.
Pursue Paternity In Confidence
Our attorneys have extensive experience in these matters, and we know how to get the best possible outcome for you. If you are in the Fort Collins area, contact our office today. Call us at 970-286-0577 to set up your initial consultation today.