Broomfield Child Support

Divorce Attorneys Advising Residents of Broomfield

money judgeWhenever a Colorado family law case involves minor children, a determination of child support will need to be made at some point. At Plog & Stein, P.C., our Broomfield child support lawyers have the skill and experience to handle your case. We understand that any issue regarding your children may be complex and emotionally charged. You can expect both vigorous advocacy and open communication from us throughout the process.

Understanding Child Support Rights and Obligations in Colorado

Parents have an obligation to financially support their children. Our attorneys can assist you with all of the aspects of child support, including initial determinations, modifications, the collection of past due support, the enforcement of child support orders, and any matters that involve the Child Support Enforcement Agencies.

Child support determinations are generally based on a statutory formula. While it may seem straightforward to plug figures into the formula, it may quickly become complicated when a parent is self-employed, unemployed, or underemployed. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can help you make sure that proper numbers are used in formulating an appropriate monthly child support amount.

The main factors that are considered when making a child support determination include each parent’s income, the number of their children, the number of overnights for the non-custodial parent in some situations, any day care needs, and any health insurance expenses for the children. It is important to note that child support is typically not based on either party’s expenses or property. For example, having a high car payment or mortgage will not help either the payer or payee in terms of affecting the calculation of the monthly child support payments. A child support attorney can help Broomfield residents further understand how the calculation works.

Child support obligations may change if a parent experiences a significant change in their income or recurring child-related expenses, such as day care. The process involves filing a motion for modification with the appropriate court. A child support obligation may be modified as often as is necessary, as long as the change in circumstances is substantial and continuing, and the amount of child support will be increased or decreased by at least 10 percent.

Child support obligations continue until the child turns 19 years of age, unless the child is in high school (in which case child support may continue to 21 years of age) or is disabled to the point of being unable to take care of themselves. However, if a child enters the military before 19 years of age or becomes truly self-sufficient, child support obligations may end because the child is considered emancipated.

Colorado child support statutes also entail additional provisions of which our attorneys are keenly aware, including rules related to medical expenses, income tax exemptions, and payment of activity and school costs.

Contact a Broomfield Lawyer to Discuss a Child Support Matter

Broomfield is a city and county in Colorado that contains over 60 parks and 250 miles of bike and walking trails. Residents and visitors may enjoy a number of local attractions, including the Broomfield Depot Museum and the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum. Many families with young children live in the area, and sometimes the parents decide to part ways. The impact of a divorce on children may be severe and lasting, but it does not need to be. Ongoing support from both parents is an obligation designed to lessen the financial aspects of that impact. At Plog & Stein, P.C., our diligent Broomfield child support attorneys can help you determine the appropriate amount of support in your case. We can safeguard your legal rights and interests at every step of the way. To discuss your case in more detail with a divorce attorney, call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to arrange an appointment.

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 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.
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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.
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    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.
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