Child Support

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Child support is financial payment that a noncustodial parent pays to the custodial parent.

Child support is designed to help alleviate the financial stress of caring for a child and to support the care, wellbeing, and upbringing of a child.

Here in Colorado, child support is legally required, based on the principle that all legal parents are obligated to support their children. We at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara strongly believe in this principle, and we’ll fight to get you a fair child support payment so your child can grow up happy and healthy.

Family Law FAQ

Child support and the concept of contempt can be confusing, which is why we offer a comprehensive FAQ to help you understand what you’re dealing with.

The Math Behind Child Support in Colorado

Here in Colorado, the process for calculating child support payments is long and complex; it involves mathematical functions and takes into account various factors.

The courts of Colorado abide by an Income Shares Model to calculate child support payments.

This model calculates the amount of money that parents would have spent on the child if the marriage had continued. This amount is then split between the parents according to their respective adjusted gross incomes.

The Colorado Courts then apply your adjusted gross incomes to a Basic Child Support Worksheet, which provides the amount of child support due.

Child Support in Colorado

In Colorado, you have to pay the child support the court orders, or you face punishment for civil contempt.

In general, parents are required to pay child support until the child is 18 and out of high school or 19 and a full-time high school student.

Get the Support You Need

If you’ve been denied child support, or don’t understand how to get the support you need, give us a call. Our Denver family law lawyers will ensure you get the financial support you need.

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