Open Accessibility Menu
We are open! While our physical offices are closed, our team is working from remote offices using secure technology platforms including video conferencing. Learn More
Committed To Developing The Best Solution For Your Family

Paternity & Paternity Suits

Why Does Paternity Matter?

PaternityPaternity law is an area of law regarding the legal relationship between a biological father and his children. Until paternity is established, a man has no legal rights or obligation regarding his alleged children. Paternity law is usually not a concern for married couples—if a married couple has a child, the law presumes the paternity of the father. Even if the couple marries after the child is conceived, or a man attempts to marry a woman around the time a baby is conceived, he is presumed to be the father.

However, many couples choose to remain unmarried for the long-term, often raising a family the exact same way a married couple would. As long as these couples remain married and the father never dies, the issue of paternity may never arise. For 50% of couples, though, this is not the case. In situations requiring a man to be the legal parent of a child, paternity is crucial. A paternity suit is a legal action in which a man is determined to be the father of a child or children. While many courts have many standards in order to determine paternity, the advent of genetic testing has made them irrelevant.

Why a Family Law Attorney Can Help in a Paternity Suit

The Harris Law Firm believes in the function of paternity suits. As passionate advocates for children, we believe generally that having two parents is far more beneficial for children than only one parent.

Both alleged fathers and mothers can sue for a paternity plea. Many father figures want to spend time with their child, and the only way to establish visitation rights is to establish parenthood. Mothers may need financial support, and so call upon the father to submit to genetic testing. In either case, representation allows the process to be clear and effective. Skilled and experienced attorneys know how the courts work, and we can file paperwork and stay aware of deadlines on your behalf. No matter the situation, our lawyers are prepared to fight on behalf of you and your children through establishing the identity of their father.

Recommended Reading

See What Our Clients Have To Say

  • I've been very impressed with Harris Family Law through this whole process. - Pat
  • Your kids will thank you. - Michael
  • My lawyer saved me from myself. - Jeff
  • I’m starting my new life now. - Scott
  • With help from some great support resources, we are stable, happy, and moving forward to a great new life. - Amy
  • Once my legal team stepped in, things rapidly began to change. - Anonymous
  • After hiring my lawyer, I am certain that I made the right choice. - Joel
  • Your fast responses to all of our questions and your concern for our situation really made us feel at ease. - Chris
  • I've been very impressed with Harris Family Law through this whole process. - Pat
  • You have been nothing less than fantastic thank you so much and look forward to never having to work with you in the future - Nate

We Care about our Clients, our Team and our Community

  • Our Clients You come to us for guidance, support and assistance at a trying time. We take this responsibility very seriously. You deserve a high level of service and excellent legal representation. WE CARE about your challenges, solutions and process for resolution.
  • Our Team We celebrate the many individual strengths that make up The Harris Law Firm team. We encourage growth while also promoting a collaborative working environment. WE CARE about our team and strive to ensure an environment of collegiality, appreciation and consistent professional development.
  • Our Community The Harris Law Firm supports the legal, local and international community. Through deliberate strategic giving efforts, we work together to bring strength, happiness and empowerment to Colorado and beyond. WE CARE about our role in the world around us.

Contact Our Colorado
Family Law Firm

If you are in need of a compassionate, skilled, and experienced Colorado family law attorney, The Harris Law Firm can help. If you have a legal question about a domestic relations issue, including divorce and the allocation of parental rights, please complete our contact form below. A member of our legal team will be in touch with you soon to arrange a private consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Together we can find a resolution.
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please enter a message.
  • Please make a selection.