Westminster Child Support

Experienced Child Support Lawyers Serving the Westminster Area

Child Support in Westminster, ColoradoWestminster parents going through a divorce or child custody case often also deal with the issue of child support. Determining who will pay what in a child custody arrangement can be another emotionally fraught situation for you and your family. At Plog & Stein, P.C., our team of Westminster child support lawyers understands the delicate balance of issues going into your family law case when children are involved. With any child support case, we utilize our six decades of combined legal experience towards making sure that our clients are treated fairly when it comes to child support matters. Westminster child support cases can be heard in either Adams or Jefferson County, depending on what part of town the parties live in. As such, our attorneys are abreast of court procedures and practices in either venue.

Understanding Child Support Rights and Responsibilities in Westminster

The State of Colorado recognizes that parents have an obligation to financially support their children, and child support is meant to be solely for the benefit of the children. The courts base the allocation of child support on a statutory formula to determine the appropriate monthly payment owed for the support of a child or children.

The most significant factor taken into consideration in the determination of Westminster child support is the income of each party. While the mathematical formula used to make these decisions is relatively straight-forward, the factors going into the equation, such as income, can quickly become complicated. For example, when one party is not working, underemployed, or not working at a level consistent with their employment capabilities, the family law judge has the authority to use an income amount for the party in question based on what the court believes they should be making, not what they are actually making.

Other primary factors used in the statutory formula for child support include the number of children, the number of overnights the child spends with each parent, day care costs, and health insurance costs. In certain situations, children of other relationships can also affect the child support calculation.

Child support obligations in Colorado continue until the child turns 19 years old. However, there are some statutory exceptions, such as the disability of a child, which can extend support payments to beyond age 19. Dealing with child support can be an on-going, continuous litigation process, as incomes and financial circumstances change over the years. It is not uncommon to see child support modified multiple times over the life of a case. The attorneys at Plog & Stein are ready to assist Westminster child support clients from the beginning of a case until the last child is emancipated.

Consult With a Westminster Attorney Regarding Your Child Support Matter

At Plog & Stein, our Westminster child support attorneys understand all that goes into a complicated child support case. We have the experience to help you with all of your child support needs, including initial determinations, modifications, collection of past due support, enforcement of child support orders, and dealing with Child Support Enforcement Agencies. Call us, today, at 303-781-0322, or contact us via our website regarding your Westminster child support matter.

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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