Boulder County Child Support Lawyer
Whether going through a divorce case with children or child custody case, the issue of child support is going to come up. Your children are undoubtedly very important to you and making sure each parent’s financial obligation to financially support them is met ties directly into their well. Child support litigation can be especially fraught with emotion because it deals with the most important and sensitive aspects of our lives, our money and our children. Once you’ve done the difficult work of figuring out your custody arrangement, you’ll have to figure out who owes who child support and how much the monthly payment will be. Having a Boulder County child support lawyer ready to help you navigate through the court process just make sense. The team of family law attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. represents men and women in Boulder county child support cases, including establishment, modifications, enforcement of orders, and more. Our attorneys can help you, regardless of whether you are receiving or paying child support. Our firm focuses exclusively on family law and we have a firm grasp on the laws, rules, and procedures tied into child support in Boulder County.
Your Child Support Rights and Responsibilities as a Boulder County Parent
One thing each parent should understand when going through a Boulder County child custody case is that the final calculated monthly payment is meant to be solely for the benefit of your children. This is the perspective taken by the judges you may deal with. Pursuant to Colorado statute, child support is, in essence, a mathematical calculation based on various factors, the primary of which are:
- Monthly income of each party
- Number of children
- Allocation of parenting time for each parent
- Work or education related child care expenses
- Health insurance premiums
Though the calculation may be mathematical, litigation can ensure related to what figures will be put into the formula. One party might under report income, perhaps failing to include bonuses or commissions. Perhaps one parent is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed. Child care figures might be padded or unreasonable. Health insurance figures may be calculated incorrectly.
Your experienced Boulder County child support attorney will sit down with you and go over the nuances of the formula. They will also know what information is need to prove, argue, and litigate your case. The same procedures for deriving the monthly payment amount apply to both new cases and to child support modifications in Denver. At Plog & Stein, P.C., we strive to ensure each client is treated fairly when it comes time to dealing with child support.
Any child support case can also come with ancillary issues, such as who gets to claim the income tax dependency exemption for a child. Contrary to common belief, C.R.S. 14-1-115 states that the right to claim the child shall be allocated between parties proportionate to their contributions to the cost of raising the child. Detailed orders regarding payment, include dates, method, etc. also matter.
After support orders are established problems can arise with payment. When support is not paid there are various remedies available through the court, including wage garnishments, support judgments, or contempt of court proceedings. Whatever your situation, we can help. Let us put our over 70 years of combined family law experience to work for you!
Protecting Your Family’s Financial Interests
As you may know, child support matters can be complicated. There are over 68,000 families living in Boulder County. If you are going through a divorce or custody case, you will need a trustworthy child support attorney who knows how to litigate in Boulder County. Finding someone to help is as simple as speaking with a member of our team here at Plog & Stein, P.C. Call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online.
Plog & Stein’s North Metro office is conveniently located off of Highway 36, near the 1st Bank Center, in Broomfield, and just minutes from Boulder. Plog & Stein, P.C. also represents clients in child custody and divorce cases throughout the Denver metropolitan area, including Boulder, Broomfield, Adams, Denver and Jefferson Counties.