Highlands Ranch Child Support

Child Support Attorneys Here for Highlands Ranch Residents

highlands ranch child supportThe financial aspects of raising children can be tricky even in the best of times, including for intact households. If you are going through a divorce and custody battle, the monetary strain can get exponentially worse, as the combined resource once available may now be split between two homes. Colorado statute recognizes that it takes more than love to raise a child. As such, there are comprehensive laws in place designed to ensure that children in a divorce or custody situation are provided for financially. Let the Highlands Ranch child support attorneys at Plog & Stein put their years of litigation experience to work for you in your child support case. Our team handles all aspects of child support including initial determinations, modifications, collection of past due support, enforcement of orders, and dealing with child support enforcement agencies. We can also assist with additional child expenses issues, such as medical costs, activity costs, day care costs, and tax issues tied into child support.

Responsibilities and Child Support Rights in Highlands Ranch

In the state of Colorado, a statutory formula is used to calculate monthly child support and in most courts the duty to pay support is viewed as mandatory. The duty to pay support usually continue until a child is 19 years of age and maybe longer in some cases. When the issue of child support becomes contested, the issue isn’t necessarily whether there is a duty to pay, but rather what goes into the formula and how that affects the bottom line amount of the monthly payment. So what goes into this significant equation?

Establishment of child support and modifications of child support are covered under Colorado statutes C.R.S. 14-10-115 and C.R.S. 14-10-122, respectively. While the formula created by these statutes is mathematically straight-forward, a great many financial factors are taken into consideration and can quickly make things complicated. The primary factor is the income of each party, which may not always be straightforward and can become complex in cases of self employment, underemployment, or when people have multiple income sources, such as business or investment income. Other factors going into the calculation include health insurance and day care costs for the children, the number of children, and the amount of overnight time each parent spends with the child. Beyond these primary factors, there are additional intricacies that can affect this calculation. Having an attorney abreast of the various factors can make the difference in terms of making sure you are treated fairly, whether receiving or paying child support.

Statute also recognizes additional needs which may arise for any child, such as activity costs, uninsured medical expenses, school fees, and educational costs. These items are generally split between the parties in proportion to their incomes and having specific, clear orders in place regarding these additional items matters for both parties. With all the nuances that come with child support cases, our attorneys recognize that detail matters.

Once order are obtained, enforcement issues can also arise, which may necessitate wage garnishment or asset seizure to recoup support arrears. Regardless of which side of the child support equation you are on, the child support lawyers at Plog & stein are ready to help. We bring years of representing Highlands Ranch clients in Douglas and other counties. We are there for our clients when it comes time to deal with all child support issues, whether negotiating settlement or proceeding to trial.

Child Support Lawyers Serving Highlands Ranch Clients

Many of our Highlands Ranch clients come to us with questions about custody and child support during their divorce. We understand how quickly these family law matters can get complicated and frustrating for all parties, especially when children are involved. Our attorneys strive to guide you through this process with dignity and integrity and will work to get you a fair resolution as quickly as possible. Timing is important in a child support case. Don’t wait to seek advice from a Highlands Ranch child support lawyer. Child support payments can be awarded retroactively from the date of filing or service, so please don’t hesitate. Call us to talk about your case today at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to set up 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 recommend Sarah and the attorneys at Plog & Stein to anyone that has these types of family issues and need strong, knowledgeable representation.
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.
Tom
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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.
Neal
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Their service was outstanding, with prompt responses to all of my questions.
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.
Sandy
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