Paternity tests can be important in many aspects of family law in Colorado. In the past, noninvasive paternity tests were available only after the child's birth. In divorce cases in which a woman is pregnant, this wait time can pose a significant delay in determining appropriate support. Some judges may order that increased spousal support be paid to a pregnant woman but usually only if the man is the biological father.
Colorado is home to six military bases, four of which are Air Force bases. There is a problem that many of those who serve are facing not only on our bases in Colorado, but around the world. The issue is child custody.
Normally those of us in Colorado may want to limit their star gazing to the Milky Way, but occasionally we can learn important lessons from a different type of star gazing.
Most of us in Colorado probably think of a child custody battle as being between a mother and father during a divorce. While that happens, a recent case brings to light the fact that in some cases the child custody battle is between the parents and the state.
When a couple divorces, there are typically two contentious issues -- child custody and the division of property. But what if a couple was never married? And what if a biological father was attempting to get custody before the child was born? And what if the biological mother took the child to another state for an adoption?