As an experienced family law attorney, I represent unmarried mothers and fathers in paternity proceedings, which often involve issues of child support, custody and visitation that arise after the end of a relationship.
Whether your relationship spanned years or was over in a matter of days, one thing is true: Having a child together could have a significant impact on both your futures. Many parents find that they must work together to determine visitation schedules, support amounts and parenting decisions that they never anticipated. Having an experienced lawyer by your side can make things a little easier.
My Brighton, Colorado, law firm — Tolison & Williams, Attorneys at Law, LLC — is dedicated to protecting the best interests of children. As a mother and experienced lawyer, I understand the importance of our children during times of conflict. I appreciate my clients' desires to find the best possible outcome while incurring the least amount of financial and emotional damage, and I support that motive with sound legal strategies.
Paternity can be a complex area of law. In Colorado, DNA testing may be used to establish paternity. Under our state's law, a man is presumed to be a child's father when testing results in a probability of paternity that is 97 percent or higher.
Colorado statutes also impact the relationships that parents may have with their children when those children are born outside of marriage. Much of what is ordered by the court depends on the relationship of parents to each other, as well as other factors articulated in Colorado statutory and case law.
When you come to my office for a free initial consultation, we will talk about the facts of your paternity case. I will then help you understand the law on allocation of parental responsibility (APR) and will answer your questions about the process by which courts allocate parental responsibility after paternity is officially determined.
To set up a phone consultation with a Colorado paternity attorney, call 303-500-7706 or fill out the contact form. At my Adams County law firm, I accept credit cards as a form of payment. To make things convenient for you, I offer evening and weekend hours and can meet you near your home or work.