Children in Colorado deserve to have all of their financial needs met, regardless of whether or not their parents are married. We work with mothers and fathers who are involved in legal disputes over child support payments. While keeping the best interests of children in the forefront, we work to help our clients secure a fair and appropriate child support arrangement.
For Denver residents who are or have been engaged in divorce proceedings, it can be refreshing and emotionally fulfilling to begin a new romantic relationship. These budding romances can, however, have an impact on divorce agreements, including those that involve alimony, child support payments and child custody arrangements. Those who are receiving child support from their children’s other parent may, therefore, want to carefully consider the legal consequences that new relationships can have on divorce agreements.
In Jefferson County, family law judges regularly establish child support arrangements. These arrangements are meant to ensure both parents are bearing the responsibility of raising a child. While these types of arrangements due not determine the care of the child, they do assist with covering the financial needs of caring for the child.
Whether parents are together or not, they are both expected to contribute to raising their child. All too often people fall behind on their child support payments for one reason or another. Individual states, such as Colorado and others, each have their own regulations and enforcement policies to ensure the financial needs of raising a child are met. In many states, severe consequences are put in place as deterrents, to prevent parents from defaulting on their obligations.