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A Colorado man entered into marriage with his pregnant partner based on the erroneous belief that he was the father. After later divorcing, the man found out via a paternity test that he was not the father. He is currently seeking judicial relief from continued child support obligations, but under Colorado law he is still liable for the payments because he is listed on the birth certificate as the father.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chris Atkins was legally ordered to pay child support for a child who was determined not to be his by a DNA test.
  • Chris Atkins represented himself in court and failed to submit DNA evidence correctly, so the judge ruled against him.
  • Chris Atkins has to pay child support until the child turns 19.

““I just want my daughter, but I can’t even see her, but yet I’m still paying child support,””