What should you expect to pay in child support after a divorce?

What should you expect to pay in child support after a divorce?

If you are getting divorced and have a child, the Court will find that each parent owes a duty of support for the child, and you may be the party who is asked to pay support. Determining who pays support comes down to a number of factors, some of which include which parent earns more money and which will take care of the child more often. If you and your spouse can work out a support amount that you think…

3 tips for effective communication with your co-parent

Couples who don’t have children get to make a clean break when they divorce and may never have to see each other again. Couples with kids will probably see each other not just until the children become adults but occasionally on special days for the rest of their lives. Accepting the reality that you will still have to interact is a crucial first step in trying to develop a healthy and positive co-parenting relationship. Some people focus so much energy…

Divorced Parents Must Consider New Education-Related Child Support Costs

School is more expensive than ever. Even for parents whose young children go to free public institutions. The Denver Post, back in 2013, wrote about the rise of “mandatory fees.” These are costs a school may pass on to parents for things like advanced placement courses, transportation and certain text books. Since then, the issue has only become more prominent. This summer, Colorado’s child support guidelines changed to reflect this reality. Reasonable and necessary education expenses As of July 1,…

Why you should seek child support (even if you don’t need it)

You’re getting divorced from your child’s other parent — or maybe the two of you were never married. Either way, the relationship is over. While you agree that your ex should remain involved in your child’s life, you don’t intend to seek child support. After all, you earn a good living and can support your child. Why haggle over child support when you are trying to cut ties with your ex? Your child deserves the support of both parents Even…

Divorcing with a child: How early is too early?

You’ve always been close with your spouse, so when you found out that they had been sleeping with someone else, you were furious. It was like your friendship and marriage were shattered at the same time. That break in trust eventually led to where you are today, considering a divorce. You want to leave and start fresh, because you don’t think you can get over what happened and trust your spouse again. It’s not just you in this relationship, though….