Our attorneys at Tolison & Williams, Attorneys at Law, LLC 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.
We appreciate our clients' desires to find the best possible outcome while incurring the least amount of financial and emotional damage, and our attorneys 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 97 percent or higher probability of paternity.
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 our office for a free initial consultation, we will talk about the facts of your paternity case. Then, we will help you understand the law on allocation of parental responsibility and will answer your questions about the process by which courts allocate parental responsibility after paternity is officially determined. Learn more about the allocation of parental responsibilities by clicking here.
Choosing the right juvenile law attorney can have a significant impact on your case and your life. Decisions that seem minor at the time — like whether your paternity case is filed in the Juvenile Court or with the Juvenile (JV) Division of the Colorado District Court — can, in fact, have a dramatic effect on the outcome of your case. That's why you need a smart, experienced team of attorneys who know what they're doing.
To set up a phone consultation with one of our attorneys, call our firm at 800-331-0745 or fill out the form below.