Some Colorado residents may be interested to learn that Halle Berry has agreed to make monthly child support payments to her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry. The pair have been involved in a custody dispute over their 6-year-old daughter since 2012 when a judge prevented Berry from moving out of the country with the child.
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.
For many Colorado couples, divorce is the best option, even when children are involved in the equation. After determining child custody arrangements, the former couple must come together to define a fair child support agreement in order to help cover every day expenses incurred in raising a child. If they cannot, a judge may have to step in.
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.
Family law judges in Jefferson County and elsewhere order child support payments to ensure that both parents are bearing the financial responsibilities of raising a child. While some parents default on payments due to lack of income or having lost their job, others can more than afford the court ordered payments, but choose not to follow through with their obligations.
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.