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Child Support Laws in Colorado

Denver Divorce Attorney Is a Skilled Family Court Trial Lawyer

Child support refers to a set amount of financial support that the non-custodial parent provides to the custodial parent each month. The family court enacts a court order or agreement that outlines the care, financial support and education of all minor children. Child support is a highly contested aspect of divorce that may require the detailed attention of our Denver divorce lawyer. With more than 40 years of experience, Attorney Sturniolo can offer you honest and personalized legal guidance.

How much will I have to pay in child support?

Courts in Colorado use various types of criteria to determine the proper amount of child support for each child during a divorce. Parents are required to support a minor child until the age of 19 or until the child is emancipated. When determining to whom and how much to award, the court will use the following factors, among other relevant considerations:

  • Child custody arrangement
  • Transportation expenses
  • Educational expenses
  • Child care expenses

Using the gross income of both parental parties, the Colorado courts arrive at a number that is determined adequate to support the child. Income includes salary, gifts, overtime pay, bonuses, commissions, lottery winnings, and any other financial support given to either party.

Obtain Counsel from a Divorce Lawyer in Denver

Colorado has a formula to calculate child support. Determining child support obligations can be difficult, especially when unique circumstances are present. During a case evaluation, we can discuss what you can expect to pay for child support or what you can expect to receive from your ex-spouse. Our team can guide you through this process and make sure that your rights are protected. After the divorce is complete, our firm can help you enforce or change an existing support order. If you or your spouse has an experienced a change of circumstances, we can help you remain out of legal trouble or ensure that you maintain compliance with the court-ordered payments. You need approval from the court for any changes, so contact our firm today for help from an experienced child support lawyer in Denver!

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