Castle Rock Child Support Attorney
Families flock to Castle Rock because it has been rated one of the best places to live in the country, with lots of job growth opportunities, open space, and good schools. When a family is in the difficult position of splitting up due to divorce or if you have children and are no longer with their other parent, child support can become a front and center issue you will likely need to address. The Castle Rock child support attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. have been assisting clients deal with the legal and financial aspects of raising their children for decades. We understand the courts, the law, and your community. We also understand that child support issues can entail so much more than just the monthly amount one parent pays to the other, including matters related to child expenses, tax deductions, unpaid support, wage garnishments, and more. Regardless of the specific child support issue you’re dealing with, the experienced lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. will work vigorously to protect your rights.
Child Support Matters in Castle Rock, Colorado
The first thing to remember regarding child support is that kids need financial support from their families and that is exactly what child support is intended to be – specifically for the children. Colorado child support is based on various factors, the primary one being the gross monthly incomes of the parties. In some cases, income is easily ascertainable, such as when both parents have jobs with regular salaries. However, litigation can arise when income becomes disputed. C.R.S. 14-10-115 defines income, including enumerating sources and what is relevant, including investment income, income from self-employment, bonuses, and commissions. Statute also generally presumes each parent is employed to the best of their ability and makes provisions authorizing the court to assign income to a party in cases of unemployment or underemployment. Litigation regarding income can be complex, with both legal and factual considerations to be assessed. The goal of each side of a case will generally be to make sure the basic child support figure in calculated appropriately as per the statutory formula.
Ancillary to child support, the statute also sets forth other child financial issues that need to be determined, including how medical, educational, and extracurricular activity expenses will be paid among the parents. Specifically, the norm is that those types of expenses will be split proportionate to the parties’ incomes. Likewise, tax implications come to play related to the right to claim the income tax dependency exemptions for the children, which are also going to be allocated based on income proportions, not time with the kids.
Another significant issue faced by child support clients is the enforcement of child support orders in terms of not only ensuring payment, but also collecting on back child support arrears. In instances of nonpayment, there are various steps your attorney can take, including wage garnishments, support judgments, asset seizure, and more. As circumstances change over the years, we also help Castle Rock clients deal with modifications of child support orders pursuant to C.R.S. 14-10-122.
Child support cases can be both nuanced and fraught with legal intricacies requiring the insights of an experienced Castle Rock family law attorney. Whether you’re requesting child support or dealing with child support proceedings as the payer, we can help. Plog & Stein, seeking the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Aggressively Protecting Your Child Support Rights
The Castle Rock child support lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. focus solely on family law matters. Our clients come to us for assistance with their child custody and visitation needs, divorce, property division, and everything in between pertaining to domestic relations cases. Child support cases may be especially stressful for families as financial and cash flow pressures can generate both tension and worry about the future. At Plog & Stein, our only goal is the best possible outcome for you and your children. Let our team help put your mind at ease. Call us, today, at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable child support attorney.
We also represent people needing a divorce attorney or dealing with child custody issues Highlands Ranch, Parker, Littleton, Centennial and throughout the 18th Judicial District. Plog & Stein, divorce done right.