C.R.S. Section 19-4-107
Determination of father and child relationship

  • who may bring action
  • when action may be brought

(1)

A child, his or her natural mother, or a man presumed to be his or her father pursuant to section 19-4-105 (1)(a), (1)(b), or (1)(c) or the state, the state department of human services, or a county department of human or social services, pursuant to article 13 or 13.5 of title 26 or article 5 of title 14 may bring an action:

(a)

At any time for the purpose of declaring the existence of the father and child relationship presumed under section 19-4-105 (1)(a), (1)(b), or (1)(c); or

(b)

For the purpose of declaring the nonexistence of the father and child relationship presumed under section 19-4-105 (1)(a), (1)(b), or (1)(c) only if the action is brought within a reasonable time after obtaining knowledge of relevant facts but in no event later than five years after the child’s birth. After the presumption has been rebutted, paternity of the child by another man may be determined in the same action, if he has been made a party.

(2)

Any interested party, including the state, the state department of human services, or a county department of human or social services, pursuant to article 13 or 13.5 of title 26 or article 5 of title 14 may bring an action at any time for the purpose of determining the existence or nonexistence of the father and child relationship presumed pursuant to section 19-4-105 (1)(d), (1)(e), or (1)(f).

(3)

An action to determine the existence of the father and child relationship with respect to a child who has no presumed father pursuant to section 19-4-105 may be brought by the state, the state department of human services, a county department of human or social services, the child, the mother or personal representative of the child, the personal representative or a parent of the mother if the mother has died, a man alleged or alleging himself to be the father, or the personal representative or a parent of the alleged father if the alleged father has died or is a minor.

(4)

Regardless of its terms, an agreement, other than an agreement approved by the court in accordance with section 19-4-114 (2), between an alleged or presumed father and the mother or child does not bar an action under this section.

Source: Section 19-4-107 — Determination of father and child relationship - who may bring action - when action may be brought, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-19.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

19–4–101
Short title
19–4–102
Parent and child relationship defined
19–4–102.5
Terms defined
19–4–103
Relationship not dependent on marriage
19–4–104
How parent and child relationship established
19–4–105
Presumption of paternity
19–4–105.5
Commencement of proceedings - summons - automatic temporary injunction - enforcement
19–4–105.6
Amendment of proceedings - adding children
19–4–106
Assisted reproductive procedures
19–4–107
Determination of father and child relationship - who may bring action - when action may be brought
19–4–107.3
When determination of parentage is final - modifications - exceptions
19–4–107.5
Required notice of prior civil protection orders to prevent domestic abuse - determination of parent and child relationship
19–4–108
Statute of limitations
19–4–109
Jurisdiction - venue
19–4–110
Parties
19–4–111
Pretrial proceedings
19–4–112
Genetic or other tests - administrative subpoena to compel genetic testing
19–4–113
Evidence relating to paternity
19–4–114
Pretrial recommendations - temporary orders
19–4–115
Civil action
19–4–116
Judgment or order - birth-related costs - evidence
19–4–117
Costs
19–4–118
Enforcement of judgment or order
19–4–119
Modification of judgment or order
19–4–120
Represented by counsel
19–4–122
Action to declare mother and child relationship
19–4–123
Promise to render support
19–4–124
Birth records
19–4–125
“Father” defined
19–4–126
Uniformity of application and construction
19–4–127
Severability
19–4–128
Right to trial to court
19–4–129
Child support - guidelines - schedule of basic support obligations
19–4–130
Temporary orders for allocation of parental responsibilities
Green check means up to date. Up to date

Current through Fall 2024

§ 19-4-107’s source at colorado​.gov