While the law in many states says that child support should end around a child's 18th birthday, Colorado is different.
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.