Paternity can be a sensitive subject, especially for unmarried couples. If you have issues regarding the paternity of your child and need assistance establishing or disputing paternity, contact The Garling Law Firm, LLC. We can guide you through the legal process to resolve your paternity issue while handling your case in a discreet manner. Our Brighton paternity attorney has more than 18 years of experience navigating the family courts. Once paternity has been established, The Garling Law Firm, LLC can proceed with creating child support orders and child custody plans.
When a married couple gives birth, the husband is presumed to be the father and paternity is automatically established by law. The husband can dispute paternity and seek genetic testing to verify parentage.
When an unmarried woman gives birth, paternity is not automatically established. Additional legal steps must be taken to establish the legal relationship between a child and father.
In Colorado, unmarried couples can establish paternity through:
When paternity is established, the child can benefit from child support and benefits through the father, such as medical insurance, inheritance rights, health records, veteran’s benefits, and more. The child can also enjoy having a relationship with the father, which can lead to a healthier development.
Whether you are a single mother seeking child support or a father who wants custody/visitation rights of your child, contact us to learn more about the paternity process.
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Call our office at (720) 548-1816.