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Under the Uniform Parentage Act of Colorado, an individual can request a paternity action to determine the biological father of a child. Establishing paternity is equally important to the mother, father and the child and can help determine responsibility sharing among the parents and provide for the child. A paternity suit can be brought forth by a mother of a child looking to determine who the father is, by the proposed father of the child, by the court, or the child themselves. In any case, it is important that you work with an experienced family law attorney to help expedite the process and ensure that the case reaches and amicable resolution.

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The paternity test itself is usually pretty simple. DNA can be collected via a cheek swab or a blood test from both the alleged father and the child. If the test results prove that the individual in question is the paternal father of the child, they can act upon their parental rights. If you are found to be the father of a child, you can have access to your child as well as have a say in their rearing. Once paternity is established, mothers can request child support be paid by the father based on the determination of a biological relation. It is often argued that a child should have the right to know who their parents are, and determining paternity can help protect a father's rights as well as mother's and child's rights.

Trust Your Case to M. Trent Trani & Associates, P.C.

At our firm, we understand that family law issues can be emotional and the stress and confusion of determining paternity can be draining. When you work with M. Trent Trani & Associates, P.C., we can actively pursue the best course of legal action for your case. Whether you are a mother seeking child support from your child's father or a father wanting to exercise your parental rights, you need to work with our firm. With 15 years of legal experience in assisting clients throughout Colorado, you can rest assured that your case will be in good hands.

Contact a paternity lawyer today to get started on establishing your child's paternity!