An alleged father has filed a petition for paternity. On the court form where it says, "I seek the following", he checked that he IS the father (on the line where it says determination that __ is the father...he didn't check the box next to determination but just the father box...assuming that he thinks he already is). He also checked allocation of parental rights to be addressed. BUT, no boxes about child support. If paternity isn't even established, will they address allocation of parental rights at the petition of paternity hearing??? Or will they order a DNA test first?? The mother says it may be possible that he is the father but not the only possibility. Also, do CO courts make child support retroactive to birth?
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