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 child support 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 of child support
- 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. The goal of the child support lawyers at our Denver firm is to make sure that you are dealt with fairly, regardless of which side of the child support equation you are on.
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 this is where problems arise and litigation ensues.
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, 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 a Well-Versed Denver Child Support Attorney!
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, the seasoned child support attorneys at our Denver firm 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. This also includes dealing with child support modification cases.