If you live in Denver and have a child but are unsure that you are actually his or her parent, a DNA test can let you know for sure. However, no matter what the results are, there may still be legal battles to be fought. At Frost & Beck, P.C., we know that the financial and emotional aspects of establishing paternity are extremely important and can have a huge impact on your life.
For some people, a DNA proving that a child does not belong to them is not the end of the story. According to Fox31, one Colorado man who served in the army for more than 20 years is currently embroiled in a battle to end his financial obligations after DNA proved that his ex-wife misled him into believing he was the biological father of her child. She contacted the Department of Veteran Affairs, who subsequently began deducting money from the man’s pay each month.
However, a court had already determined that the ex-wife was not entitled to receive monetary assistance from him. After receiving the results of the DNA test that showed he was not the father of the boy in question, the court denied the woman child support. The man has submitted the same evidence to the VA but so far has not received a response.
If you are embroiled in a battle over paternity, you are far from alone. Such fights are often difficult but good outcomes are possible. For more information on establishing whether or not you are the father of a child, please visit our web page.