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Legal representation during child support disputes

Children in Colorado deserve to have all of their financial needs met, regardless of whether or not their parents are married. We work with mothers and fathers who are involved in legal disputes over child support payments. While keeping the best interests of children in the forefront, we work to help our clients secure a fair and appropriate child support arrangement.

Colorado child support orders

In Colorado, a parent can obtain a child support order either by applying at their local child support enforcement office or obtaining one through the state judicial system. When an order is issued, the other parent will be required to make his or her ordered payments. If payments are not made, enforcement actions will be taken.

How can someone modify a child support order?

In Colorado, child support orders can be changed by filing a request with the local child support enforcement office or by filing a motion to modify child support in court. Until and unless a requested change is approved and the order modified, payments under the existing order are required to continue.

What income-related child support enforcement methods are there?

For Colorado parents who are owed child support, there are a variety of methods of enforcement available to compel noncustodial parents to pay. If the noncustodial parent finds work, Colorado Child Support Services will generally become aware of that fact and create an income assignment. The income assignment directs employers to deduct wages for current or past due child support.

How child support is determined in Colorado

Colorado courts consider a number of factors when calculating how much child support a non-custodial parent may be ordered to pay. While the court usually relies on a guideline to determine the amount, life circumstances and other factors can often make the determination of which figures to use in the calculations much more difficult.

When can child support be modified?

In the state of Colorado, a judge must approve of a change to a child support order. The modification has to be requested from the same court that issued the original order. The law is in favor of keeping child support orders stable, so there needs to be a compelling reason to have the order changed.

Nonpaying parents arrested after showing cash online

Colorado parents may be interested in how authorities in one state are catching parents who don't make their court-ordered child support payments. In Wisconsin, the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office reportedly checks the social media accounts of those who are behind on payments to determine if they have the money to pay. Two men were recently arrested after posts and pictures on their social media accounts led authorities to believe they should have the means to support their children.

Actress Halle Berry to pay child support to ex-boyfriend

Some Colorado residents may be interested to learn that Halle Berry has agreed to make monthly child support payments to her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry. The pair have been involved in a custody dispute over their 6-year-old daughter since 2012 when a judge prevented Berry from moving out of the country with the child.

Man owes $100,000 in child support, ordered to stop having kids

Child support disputes can be frustrating for all parties involved, including judges. Many Jefferson County judges understand the hardships that are sustained when noncustodial parents do not fulfill their court-ordered financial obligations to contribute to the every day expenses of their children. Because of this, sometimes courts will issue rulings that may seem a little outside-of-the-box to ensure that these obligations are taken seriously.

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