Sterling, CO asked in Child Support for Colorado

Q: So if I just found out that the 15 & 6 yr old kids were actually not mine can I get support from the father? Wife left.

My ex cheated with same guy 15 years now she’s gone and doesn’t even call them. She left me to go and be with him. Now I have been told that they are likely not mine as she has been obsessed with this person her entire life. Now im raising the kids alone and they are off living their fantasy. Im just wondering if I’m not the father and he is, don’t they both have an obligation to pay support? She don’t pay hers but it’s only $60 a month. Her lover(the possible father) has got a decent career and good income. I was not aware of the affair until recently I discovered a tattoo I bought her has the mans name preceded by the word love hidden in the tattoo. That’s how I came to find out. Also the name she wanted for my first child was a name very similar to his and middle name matched the grandpas name on his side. It was written as an alternative name in her baby book. 2nd choice but she never mentioned it to me because it’s obviously his namesake. Do I have any rights?

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Sabra M. Janko
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Sabra M. Janko
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  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: In domestic relations court, child support can only go back to the date of filing. You can file for support and a determination of paternity now. If the children were born during a marriage between you and the mother and/or if your name is on the birth certificates, then you are the presumed father.

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