Never married. He acknowledges paternity. Child is now 3 and he has never paid support. How do I go about this? Do I have to have an attorney?
State/Country relating to question: Colorado
First time. Tried being nice.
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.I understand he acknowledges paternity, but is that yet reflected on the Birth Certificate? If no, will he sign to acknowledge paternity now?
He currently is not on the birth certificate but I feel he would sign as long as he didn't know what I was doing.
ThanksThe form for him to acknowledgement of paternity is herehttp://www.cdphe.state.co.us/certs/paternity_acknowl.pdfIf he will acknowledge that is half the battle. Now, there are a few ways to pursue supportOne, you can hire a lawyer. IF he will acknowledge paternity, then you simply have the attorney file a motion with the court for child support. That is relatively straightforward if he acknowledges paternity.OR you can go to the state They have a program where they will file the case for you. More information herehttps://childsupport.state.co.us/siteuser/do/vfs/Frag?file=/cm:home_Par.jspIf he will not acknowledge, you have to get the court to order a test first. They will...and if it is positive, they will order support. But that is one more step in the process.BotXXXXX XXXXXne: The state can do this for you...or you can hire a lawyer. But if he is the dad, the court will order support.
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