Addressing Child Support Matters in Denver, CO

In Colorado, the issue of child support arises in most custody cases or divorce cases with children. At Plog & Stein, P.C., our experienced Denver divorce lawyers recognize that there are multiple aspects to raising a child. Kids need the love of their parents most, but also deserve to be taken care of in a financially appropriate manner. In the Denver metropolitan area, or Colorado as a whole, child support is intended to be truly for the children. With a firm grasp of the law regarding child support, we recognize that each case is different and that complex issues can arise which can affect the bottom line for either party.

At Plog & Stein, P.C., we handle all aspects of child support cases, including:

  • Initial determinations
  • Modifications
  • Collection of past due support
  • Enforcement of child support orders
  • Dealing with Child Support Enforcement Agencies

You need to know what you will be paying or what you will be receiving. Our goal is to make sure that you are dealt with fairly, regardless of which side of the child support equation you are on.

Call us at (303) 502-9422 to request an in-person consultation as soon as possible.

How is child support determined?

Perhaps one of the most black and white areas of family law, child support is generally based on a statutory formula and, therefore, can ultimately be a question of mathematics. At the same time, what goes into that formula is what matters, and where problems arise.

The primary factors going into a child support calculation are the following:

  • Incomes of each party
  • Number of children
  • Number of overnights (if over 93 per year) for the non-custodial parent
  • Day care (if any)
  • Health insurance costs for the children

These factors are all plugged into a software program, which then generates the monthly amount of child support as per statute. Though child support can be a function of mathematics, cases can also have individual complexities related to income. In a child support case, these complexities usually arise when trying to establish income for self-employed, unemployed, or under-employed people. As child support lawyers in Denver, we also recognize the importance of other statutory support issues, such as medical expenses, activity costs, and claiming the children for tax purposes.

Seek the assistance of our well-versed Denver divorce lawyers!

In Colorado, child support generally continues until a child turns 19 years of age, absent statutory exceptions, such as the disability of a child or continuing high school studies. Child support litigation can be a continuing, off-and-on, process until that time. As such, our well-versed attorneys are ready to thoughtfully and vigorously assist you until your last child is emancipated. We aim to ensure our clients are afforded their rights under the law throughout that process, from beginning to end.

For more information about how our firm can help you with your child support case, call our office without delay.