Denver Child Support Lawyer
Understanding Your Financial Obligation to Your Children
Colorado courts operate under the assumption that children will have the
right to be financially supported by both parents. Children do not lose
that right when one parent is no longer residing in the same home. In
the event of a divorce or dissolution, the courts will require that parents
must financially support any minor children from the marriage.
If you are in need of child support or have been ordered to pay child support,
you need to seek legal advice from a qualified Denver family lawyer. At
Peek Family Law, LLC, we strongly believe that our strength comes from our ability to pursue
and achieve the best possible results for our clients. Because we are
constantly looking for ways to piece the puzzle together to assess the
bigger picture, we are able to set our clients - and their families -
up for long-term success.
Calculating Child Support Based on Colorado's Guidelines
The state of Colorado adheres to a set of child support guidelines that
estimates the general amount of child support. The guidelines create an
estimated amount of financial support that is based on the assumption
of what the child would have enjoyed if the parents were providing for
the child under the same roof. The idea behind the income shares model
is to create a fair playing field for all Colorado families who are in
similar financial situations. According to Colorado's Child Support
Guidelines, child support obligations can be based on the gross income
of both parents.
- Other factors that the court considers in child support cases are:
- The time both parents spend with the child
- Whether a parent is currently paying child support or spousal support to
another spouse from a previous marriage
- Healthcare provisions and / or expenses for the child
- Education-related or work-related childcare expenses
Child support can generally be paid until the child turns 19 years of age
or until the child has graduated from high school. The courts do recognize
exceptions to the amount of child support and the duration, including
circumstances in which a child has special needs or is disabled.
Call Our Family Law Attorney in Denver, Colorado
Whether you are a mother or father who is required to pay support, we can
help you understand the need for support and help you feel comfortable
with your obligation to pay or receive support. We also can negotiate
for a fair amount. In either case, child support will become a major financial
responsibility for both parents. As a result, it will be crucial for both
parents to understand their rights and obligations to support for their children.
Contact our office
today and schedule your case evaluation with a family lawyer in Denver. Se habla Español!