Colorado Springs Child Support
When parents separate or divorce, one of the first issues one, or both, will need to address is how the children will be supported financially. Under Colorado law, each parent has a duty to provide support for their children. This duty is legally established through the filing of a case involving child support, which can include a divorce, child custody, or stand-alone support cases. Whether you’re seeking to establish child support, or defending against a claim, having an experienced family law attorney matters. The family law attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. have years of experience representing clients, including those dealing with Colorado Springs child support issues.
Regardless of the issues you face, we will use our significant child support litigation experience to ensure your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process when dealing with:
- Establishing Child Support Orders
- Enforcing Child Support Orders
- Judgments and Garnishments
- Child Related Expenses, and
Factors that influence child support calculations in Colorado Springs are the incomes of the parents, the number of children (including children from other partners in your care), the time each parent spends with the children, and what is spent to care for the children on things like day care and health insurance. In any case, the relevant figures are plugged into child support software and a monthly payment is generated. In many child support cases, arguments ensue regarding these relevant figures. For example, the parties might disagree on appropriate income figures to use.
When litigating child support matters, a clear understanding of the law is essential. Our attorneys are skilled at understanding both the law and what evidence is needed to successfully argue your child support case. While some cases are simple, others can be quite complex, such as in instances where income is derived through self employment or non-traditional sources. Whatever your circumstances, we are equipped to help.
Child support in Colorado runs until a child turns 19 years of age. C.R.S. 14-10-122 authorizes modifications of child support in changed circumstances and it’s not uncommon for families to modify their support along the way. Court’s take the duty to pay child support seriously, as do we. In some cases, clients need help enforcing their child support orders, which we do through things such as wage garnishments, support judgments, or contempt of court proceedings. Each past due child support payment becomes a judgment, as a matter of law, and accrues 12% annual interest, compounded monthly, until paid.
Child support issues can also arise in paternity cases, which are governed by C.R.S. Title 19. In those cases, there is the potential for an order of support going back to the date of the birth of a child, which can have a significant impact on both the payer and the recipient. Oftentimes, Title 19 cases come with the involvement of a county child support enforcement agency, which represents neither party.
While the basic calculation of child support may sound simple, there are many complexities and nuances which can necessitate the services of an experienced child support attorney. At Plog & Stein, we’re ready to assist Colorado Springs child support clients with all aspects of their cases. Our only goal is the best possible outcome for you and we understand the importance of meeting your financial obligations.Consult with an Attorney Regarding Your Colorado Springs Child Support Case
As with all things in family law, the devil is in the details. The child support attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. are ready to advocate for your rights. Whatever your child support situation is, whether you are just now exploring your options, need assistance modifying your support orders, or need help collecting back support, we are here for you. Call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to speak with a skilled member of our team.