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!

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