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.
While celebrities and the wealthy can seem to have it all, they often succumb to the same acrimony in divorce proceedings can plague the average Denver resident. Although they have millions of dollars, some of these people still argue vehemently over divorce settlement issues such as alimony and child support, arguing that these payment requirements should be reduced.
Civil unions between same-sex couples are legal in the state of Colorado. Under these laws, couples are granted a large majority of the same rights that couples with state civil marriages receive, though they do not offer any of the federal benefits. One privilege is the ability to adopt children together, receive child support and obtain visitation rights.
Most of the time, when child support cases take place in Denver, as well as in other cities throughout the U.S., the disputing parties are a child's parents. A recent case in one state, however, has raised questions about the role the state should play in ordering child support payments, particularly when neither parent is seeking an arrangement or modification to an order.