Divorced Denver couples with children often incorporate child support guidelines into their divorce settlements. While some parents can rely on these payments, others are constantly faced with a former partner’s failure to pay child support. To combat such issues, some states take a proactive stance toward collecting delinquent support payments, making efforts to ensure that the payments will be on-time in the future.
All across the nation failure to pay child support is a major issue, and in Colorado it is no different. Many families are left without the financial assistance they need when non-custodial parents try and skirt their child support orders.
Many may feel that they are alone in their pursuit of unpaid child support. Although the Denver courts may award financial assistance needed to help raise a child, actually collecting on that money is often a difficult process.
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.