Pursuant to Title 19, Article 4 of the Uniform Parentage Act (UPA), “Paternity” applies to “Maternity.” The rules are applicable to establishing the father and child relationship as well as the establishment of the mother and child relationship. C.R.S. §19-4-122. Establishment of Paternity/Maternity is governed by C.R.S. §19-4-101, et. seq. Our attorneys help clients establish Maternity by proving that the natural mother having given birth to the child; or any other proof (presumption of maternity is not limited to biological parent) specified in Article 4 of Title 19. C.R.S. §19-4-104. Paternity may be established between a child and the natural father pursuant to the provisions of Article 4 of Title 19. C.R.S. §19-4-104.
In the state of Colorado, each parent and the child have the right to file a paternity suit. In cases that raise the question of who the parent is, our attorneys are here to guide you through the genetic testing process and potential legal outcomes. Establishing paternity is a voluntary process and is oftentimes emotionally challenging and can affect the future of all parties involved.
We understand the complexity and importance in finding solutions that are in the best interests of children. Our attorneys are here to advocate for you and provide you with legal advice through paternity disputes and other legal matters.
Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
The Courts in Colorado address custody disputes within the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities. Our attorneys consistently support our clients through litigation in the courts and/or agreements with the opposing parent, the most parenting time, in accordance with the best interest of the child. Upon determination of parenting time, our attorneys pursue child support in accordance with Colorado Guidelines for Child Support, until the Court enters child support order.
Furthermore, our attorneys help clients determine the best interests of the child for purposes of allocating decision-making in accordance with multiple factors stated in C.R.S. § 14-10-124(1.5)(b). Decision-making includes educational, religious, medical, and extracurricular decisions.
Not limited to biological parents, our attorneys have successfully assisted interested parties, including grandparents, petition for allocation of parental responsibilities.
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