Get the Support You Need
An experienced Family Law attorney can be a major asset during the process of establishing child support. The child support guidelines in the state of Colorado set strict rules surrounding how much parents must give. That’s why having an attorney on your side who understands the nuances and calculations for determining appropriate levels of support is crucial.
Establishing Child Support
The statutory guidelines in Colorado, C.R.S. 14-10-115, were set to ensure that children receive a fair and appropriate amount of support from their parents. The primary factors that come into play include:
- The total income of each parent
- How many children are involved
- Additional basic needs related costs such as healthcare, food or childcare
- The amount of time each parent has with the children
While every situation is unique, in most cases, the parent with the least visitation time will be paying child support. In cases with large income disparity, the court may take other factors into consideration to determine a fair child support amount.
Modifying Child Support
When the court establishes a child support amount, an official court order will be put into place. Once this happens, child support must be paid until the child turns 19 or graduates from high school, whichever comes first. However, throughout the duration of the child support obligations, parents can petition to modify the amount of child support paid if one or both parents experience a change in financial status. This modification process can be complicated, so it is important to hire an experienced attorney to assist you in this matter whether you are requesting a modification or you’ve received notice that the other parents wishes to modify the amount.
Enforcing Child Support Orders
Even though the law requires parents to pay ordered child support payments, it doesn’t always happen the way it is supposed to. If a parent is only making partial payments, is consistently late, or fails to make payments at all, you have the right to take legal action. Regardless of the circumstances, you deserve to receive the appropriate amount of help from your child’s other parent. An experienced attorney from Novo Legal can help you defend your rights and get you the money you are owed so that you can continue to support your child.
Novo Legal Can Also Help With:
- Child Support Judgements
- Navigating Child-related Expenses
- Interstate Child Support Cases
- Wage Garnishments
Contact Novo Legal Today for Child Support Assistance
Our family law attorneys understand the child support process and believe that every child has the right to be supported by both parents. We strive to keep the needs of your child as a priority to come to a fair agreement. We believe it is crucial to the emotional and financial health of your family. Contact Novo Legal today for help with a child support case.