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Understanding Colorado Child Support Laws

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Child SupportColorado has very specific child support laws to make certain that all children have sufficient emotional and financial support from their parents. These laws also ensure that children will obtain the same support, regardless of whether they live with both parents or not.

The support is basically in the form of cash paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent or caregiver. The state utilizes a complex and stringent guideline for determining the amount.

While parents can make their own arrangements, these have to be reviewed and approved by the court. Because divorce involves revealing information about your family, Miller & Steiert, P.C. recommends finding attorneys you will be comfortable with.

Colorado Child Support Laws

In Colorado, determining child support payments involves calculating each parent’s gross income, gross income from other sources not including child support, other jobs, public assistance, or retirement plans. It’s a percentage — approximately 20% for one child plus an extra 10% for every additional child — of both parents’ combined gross earnings, which depend on predetermined factors.

When determining the particular amount, the court will take into account the following:

  • Financial resources
  • The standard of living before the dissolution of the parents’ marriage
  • The child’s emotional and physical condition
  • The non-custodial parent’s financial needs and resources

While child support orders generally vary from case to case, expenses for caring for the child, medical costs, health plan coverage, educational costs, and even travel expenses may be included in a child support order.

Does Child Support End?

Most individuals ordered by the court to pay child support usually ask if the obligation ends. Under the Colorado family law, child support payments continue until the child turns 19. Furthermore, it may continue indefinitely if the child is not capable of supporting himself or herself because of a mental or physical disability.

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Calculating child support and trying to make sense of the laws might be complicated for a lot of people. Get proper guidance and make sure you’re familiar with the laws of your state.

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