One question many couples have about divorce is whether the court will order one spouse to pay the other alimony, which is actually known as spousal maintenance in Colorado.
While the law in many states says that child support should end around a child's 18th birthday, Colorado is different.
Jason Gruenauer with ABC 7 News reports that many homeowners in Adams County are seeing the price of their water bills skyrocket - as much as $1,000 or more. Gruenauer quotes one homeowner: "It's kinda hard to go through 44,000 gallons in a month" (as much as three swimming pools, apparently), but that's what showed on this homeowner's water bill.
There are a number of reasons why a court case would be needed to determine legal custody of a child. Divorces often lead to these hearings, as do other situations like questions of neglect or safety. Since the majority of the time, one or both parents are losing at least some of their parental rights child custody cases are rarely easy.
In cases where children's parents are not together, there is the opportunity for difficulty with child custody and child support. It can often be that a Colorado parent who is not the main custodial parent may have to pay child support in order to help care for their children. Should someone fail to come forward with the amount stated in the terms of child support, it is possible that they could face criminal charges and/or sentences. One man recently was so sentenced and with quite a unique specification.