Highlands Ranch Paternity Lawyer
One in three children in the U.S. lives in a household without their father, according to Daily Mail. For single parents attempting to receive child support, proving paternity is essential. Without proof that the child’s father is who you say he is, the court cannot order any support. Likewise, if you are a father whose child was born out of wedlock, you may have to prove that you are the biological father if the mother either does not know or is unwilling to admit the truth. Our Highlands Ranch, CO paternity lawyers handle all types of paternity issues and disputes and are here to help you reach your child custody, visitation rights, or child support goals.
Mothers Have a Right to Pursue Child Support From the Child’s Father No Matter What
Just because the father was not around for the child’s birth, did not want to carry through with the birth, or was not aware of the pregnancy does not mean that he is not to be held legally responsible for providing financial support. However, if the father denies his paternity, a test may be necessary. With help from an attorney you can go through Colorado courts to ensure that a court-ordered DNA paternity test confirms who the father is. Afterwards, it will be possible to have a court-ordered child support payment put in place and hold him responsible for consistent payments. Child support is determined by the parents’ gross income and other factors, according to Colorado Department of Human Services.
Proving Paternity for Child Custody or Visitation Rights
Without proving your biological identity, you are unable to earn custody rights, which allow you to make decisions about your child’s upbringing, such as education, religion, healthcare, living situation, and more. Visitation rights may be awarded in place of custody rights for some fathers. A court-ordered right of visitation cannot be disobeyed by the child’s mother, and if the child is not made available on a frequent basis or you are frequently denied your right to see your son or daughter, the court may intervene and actually strip the mother of full legal custody rights. However, for any of this to happen and for you to have any legal say in your child’s life, you must first prove your paternity through a DNA test. These tests are virtually infallible, and your attorney can assist you further after your paternity has been scientifically proven.
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If you are in the middle of a paternity dispute of any kind, the attorneys at Divorce Matters®, located in Highlands Ranch, are experienced in solving all paternity dispute issues. Contact us for immediate legal assistance and to talk to a lawyer today.
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