Parker Child Support
Nearly all of our clients’ child custody cases also involve the issue of child support. Courts in Colorado recognize that children need financial support as well as love and care from their parents or guardians. At Plog & Stein, P.C., our Parker child support lawyers have a firm grasp of the law related to your case. We understand that raising a child is a complex undertaking and that every family’s situation is unique and requires personal attention. With over 60 years of combined legal experience, we are well prepared to handle any child support issue, from initial determinations to collection of past due payments. Let our dedicated attorneys put their skills and experience to work for you.Navigating Child Support in Parker
Colorado child support is calculated using a statutory formula and support table set forth in C.R.S. 14-10-115. Once the numbers are plugged into the equation, monthly payments are a matter of simple math. Where things can get complicated is in the underlying factors that are plugged into the formula. Things like overnight parenting time with the non-custodial party and the increasing cost of childcare for example, can be up for analysis and debate. Tangential issues such as who will claim children for tax purposes can also be part of litigation. A well-versed child support lawyer in Parker will be able to advocate for you when it comes time to negotiate or litigate the various factors going into the child support equation. This includes ensuring compliance with the financial disclosure process, which will entail an exchange of pay stubs, tax returns, sworn financial statements, health insurance information, and potentially day care receipts.
Each party’s income is the most significant factor going into the calculation of child support. If one party is voluntarily underemployed or unemployed, the family law judge has the authority to attribute an income he or she believes that person is capable of earning, not necessarily their actual earnings. Some cases may require the input of an occupational evaluator, which is an an expert trained at analyzing work history, skills and education, and the local employment market to estimate the range of income a person is capable of making. For child support calculation purposes, income is not only derived from someone’s full time job, but can also include investment income, interest income, or proceeds from various other sources. Given the complexities tied into income, this is one of the most often litigated aspects of child support.
Aside from obtaining initial orders, the Colorado family law attorneys at Plog & Stein can also assist with other aspects of your Parker child support case, including:
- Wage Garnishments
- Collection and Enforcement
Parker rests in Douglas County, one of the most affluent counties in the country. The median household income for Parker is $98,170 and over 50% of households have children under the age of 18. Child support is a major issue for our Parker clients, from its initial establishment to modifications of payment schedules as children grow and circumstances change. We strive to ensure the best possible financial outcome for you and your children, no matter which side of the support equation you are on. Our Parker child support attorneys will work diligently to protect your rights in all family law matters. Call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to discuss your child support matter.