paternity in coloradoWhen you are not legally married to the mother or father of your child this poses some challenges. Both of these reasons are major reasons to hire counsel to help you.  Consider these questions.

Are you putting your name on the birth certificate and committing to 19 years of child support when you may not be certain the child is yours?

Are you putting someone’s name on the birth certificate you are not certain is the father because that’s easier now?

Have you negotiated the costs of the birth of where the child will live and what the parenting time will be once the child is born?

Do you want to relinquish your parenting rights or give the child up for adoption?

If you are blissfully happy together without saying “I do”to marriage, you still need to have a parenting plan so the child’s other parent does not try to take the child from you if the relationship ends. These can be specific and detailed or very general depending on your circumstances.

  • Are you living with the other parent or separate?
  • Are you still dating or is your child going to be around people you do not know?
  • Who is providing daycare?
  • Who is paying the child expenses?
  • Who is claiming the child for tax purposes?

Do you have a say in any of it?!!

If this is your child, and once the child is born you certainly do have a say in their life.

If you do not believe you are the father, or you are not 100% certain who the father is, there are legal actions for paternity to be established.

There are issues of being the presumptive father that you better clearly understand before putting your name on the birth certificate.

You need to have a drafted agreement regarding child support – even if it is an agreement, not to pay support. You cannot afford for the other parent to claim later you have not been financially supporting your child.

Without a parenting plan or child support order, if you are not married:
You may have to wait weeks to see your child you now see every day.

You may face a new child support order that dates back to a date you were “paying” child support in ways other than a monthly check.

You may have a legal battle on your hands for greater and more expensive than if you worked together to legally document your parenting agreements.
In some cases, you may need court orders to get grandparents in a more appropriate relationship with your child and the other parent.

You may need legal documentation for health insurance or other benefits opportunities.

Regardless of the reason, if you are in a relationship that compromises your legal position with parenting and support, hire a lawyer to guide and advise you on the legal possibilities and consequences.

Teddi Ann Barry, Esq. is an open-minded professional who can guide you and draft the documents necessary to protect you and the best interests of your child.

If you have questions or concerns please call us at 720-722-0776.

MODIFICATIONS OF PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

modifications in coloradoModifications of Parental Responsibility: The most important concern for any family going through divorce in Colorado is what will happen to the children. How do you decide what is in the best interests of the child? What determines who has been the primary parent of the child? What will your overnight schedule with the kids cost you? READ MORE

 

CHILD CUSTODY & PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

parenting time custody in coloradoChild Custody & Parental Responsibility: The most important concern for any family going through divorce in Colorado is what will happen to the children. How do you decide what is in the best interests of the child? What determines who has been the primary parent of the child? What will your overnight schedule with the kids cost you? Child Custody is also known as the allocation of parental responsibility in Colorado. The family law attorneys of Teddi Ann Barry, PC can help you determine what parenting plan or child custody situation is best for your family. READ MORE

parenting time allocation of parental responsibilityParenting Time: The most important concern for any family going through divorce in Colorado is what will happen to the children. How do you decide what is in the best interests of the child? What determines who has been the primary parent of the child? What will your overnight schedule with the kids cost you?

Child Custody is also known as the Allocation of Parental Responsibility in Colorado. There is residential responsibility and decision-making responsibility to be determined. The family law attorneys of Teddi Ann Barry, PC can help you determine what parenting plan or child custody situation is best for you and your family. READ MORE

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When you decide to Divorce in Colorado, call Teddi Ann Barry, PC. Our mission is to resolve your family legal matters, quickly, efficiently, and in the most cost-effective manner possible. We have experience in all areas of family law, including high conflict litigation when necessary and permitted by Colorado Law

Teddi Ann Barry PC Family Law attorneys have offices throughout the state of Colorado, specifically including Denver, Cherry Creek, Vail, Avon, Steamboat. Our Home office is located in Denver at 899 Logan Street, Suite 203 Denver, CO 80203. Our phone number at this location is 720-722-0776. Our Vail location is at 30 W. Benchmark Road, Suite 214, Avon, CO 81620 970-949-0776.

Teddi Ann Barry PC focuses exclusively on Family law matters including, Divorce, Legal Separation, Mediation and Settlement Conferences, Common Law Marriage, Maintenance, Child Support, Parental Responsibility, Parenting time, Child Custody, Modifications, Paternity, Step-Parent Adoptions, Collaborative Law, Non-traditional Families and Pre and Post Nuptial agreements.

Our mission is to resolve your family legal matters, quickly, efficiently and in the most cost effective manner possible. We have experience in all areas of family law, including high conflict litigation when necessary and permitted by Colorado law.

Please call us for a private complimentary consultation call us in Denver, Colorado at 720-722-0776 or our Vail-Avon office and surrounding mountain communities at 970-949-0776.

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