Arvada Child Support

Experienced Child Support Attorneys Fighting for Arvada Families

Child Support in ArvadaParents want the best for their children. Parents going through a divorce or custody battle are often in a tough situation in that they not only need to determine proper custody arrangements, but also need to make sure that their children receive the appropriate financial support they deserve. The child support lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. have decades of experience helping families in Arvada with their child support needs. We know the full particulars of the often confusing child support process in Colorado and will work diligently for your rights in your family law case, no matter what side of the child support equation you are on. If you have questions about your child support calculation or feel like a modification of your current child support payments is in order, don’t wait to speak with an experienced member of our team.

Child Support Guidelines and Responsibilities in Arvada

As you have likely already learned, child support in Colorado is determined by a legislative formula that may seem fairly straightforward. What you may not realize is that while the formula is a clear-cut mathematical equation, the numbers that go into that equation can become murky. Commonly, the parent who does not have primary residential custody is the one paying child support to the other parent, but the amount of time a child spends with the non-custodial parent is a factor too. However, depending on the parents’ incomes and other financial figures, there can be situations in which support is paid by the primary custodian or one parent in a case in which parties share equal (50/50) parenting time. Each case is different and proper application of both the law and the facts matters.

Up to now, the concrete rule when dealing with child support has been that child support for the paying parent can start to go incrementally down based on the number of overnights per year they have above 92. However, starting in 2017, Colorado Revised Statutes, Section 14-10-115(8)(e) covering deviations from the child support guidelines has been amended to allow family law courts to consider whether one of the parents spends substantially more time with a child during daytime hours. Therefore, the number of overnight stays being input into the equation may not be weighed as heavily if one parent spends a significant amount of daytime visitation with the child or children outside of overnight stays.

The key to understanding your child support rights and responsibilities is knowing that the sole purpose for child support is to provide adequate financial support to the children. Period. Child support is meant for the children only. As such, most courts take the position that they are bound to follow the C.R.S.14-10-115 guidelines, absent compelling circumstances. Courts are also keenly aware of the battles that can arise tied into people seeking more or less parenting time for purposes of affecting child support. Courts generally frown on people engaging in this dynamic, though family law attorneys see it quite often.

Beyond making sure child support is calculated correctly, there are other situations in which help from the child support attorneys at Plog & Stein may be needed. When the payer parent refuses to pay, we can assist with wage garnishments, contempt of court, or other enforcement remedies. You may also find yourself in a situation in which you are owed back child support and need to take measures in order to collect it. We can assist with support judgments, including statutory interest, which accrues at the rate of 12% per year, compounded monthly on each payment. When issue like these arise, you should speak with a seasoned child support attorney who can weigh your options and advise you on the best course of action to take.

Primary numbers going into your support equation are the incomes of each party, the number of children, the number of overnight stays with the non-custodial parent, and other costs of raising a child in Arvada, like health insurance premiums and work related day care. Over the years, these numbers can change drastically and child support could be modified several times before a child reaches 19 years of age. At Plog & Stein, our attorneys strive to make sure our clients are aware of their rights and options when dealing with their Arvada child support cases. Let us help you!

A Team Tirelessly Working to Pursue Your Child Support Objectives

Call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to set up an appointment to discuss your child support situation with a member of our team. We also represent people who need a child custody attorney or assistance in other family law matters in Lakewood, Golden, Westminster, and Broomfield, as well as other areas of Jefferson, Adams, Denver, Boulder, and Arapahoe Counties.

Client Testimonials
His passion and ferocity kept me going through this long ordeal.
When I first came to Plog & Stein it was simply discuss the renegotiation of child support. Little did I know that within 72 hours I would be retaining Steve Plog for a custody battle. His passion and ferocity kept me going through this long ordeal. I have recommended him to my friends and I would recommend him to anyone with who wants honest and effective representation.
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I recommend Sarah and the attorneys at Plog & Stein to anyone that has these types of family issues and need strong, knowledgeable representation.
I am thankful for the job Sarah McCain did for me in my fight with my ex-wife for visitation rights with my daughter. Sarah and the team at Plog & Stein handled my case in an efficient, affordable, and professional manner. Sarah negotiated a new parenting plan as well as acceptable visiting rights and even a favorable modification in my child support. I recommend Sarah and the attorneys at Plog & Stein to anyone that has these types of family issues and need strong, knowledgeable representation.
Tom
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At the end of the day he was able to produce a settlement that was fair to both parties.
I highly recommend Stephen Plog for anyone in need of a top notch domestic relations attorney. After a 27 year marriage, Stephen represented me in a complicated and sometimes bitter divorce with many unique challenges. At the end of the day he was able to produce a settlement that was fair to both parties but limited my alimony payments to only 3 years. He is smart, cuts to the chase, knows the court system in the Denver metropolitan area and can be trusted to get his clients the best possible settlement.
Neal
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Their service was outstanding, with prompt responses to all of my questions.
Sarah McCain and Plog & Stein were wonderful to me during such a difficult time in my life. Their service was outstanding, with prompt responses to all of my questions and creative ideas throughout the proceedings to help things go smoothly. Sarah's compassion, patience, and expertise were especially invaluable to me. I highly recommend them.
Sandy
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