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Each state has set guidelines to ensure adequate financial and emotional support for children. In Colorado, the guidelines are intended to provide the same level of support the children would enjoy if the parents’ marriage remained intact. The guidelines can be complicated and disputes over child support arise frequently. If you need help with a child support dispute, call VanLandingham Law to discuss your situation with our Denver child support attorney. We keep you and your children’s best interests in mind while providing reliable representation from start to finish.

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Determining Child Support Payments

Child support is a financial payment, generally awarded in a dollar amount to be paid by the noncustodial parent to the other parent.

Child support payments are intended to cover:

  • Child care
  • Educational expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Health insurance
  • Travel expenses

Parents have the option of negotiating and agreeing on child support payments on their own, outside of court. Their agreed payment must fall in line with the state’s child support guidelines and be approved by a judge. If parents cannot come to an agreement about child support, the court will determine payments for them.

When determining child support payments, the court considers factors such as:

  • Each parent’s income and financial resources
  • The physical, emotional, and educational needs of the child
  • The standard of living the child enjoyed before the parents’ divorce

How Colorado Calculates Child Support

In Colorado, the total gross income of both parents is calculated. This includes income from primary employment, a second job, public assistance, a retirement plan, and any other sources. A percentage of the total gross income of both parents is calculated and a percentage is taken for child support. This percentage is about 20% for the first child and another 10% for each additional child. This amount is split between the parents.

Because each case is unique, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our Denver family law attorney to explore your options and seek guidance through this situation.

Set up a consultation with VanLandingham Law to get started on your child support case. Call (720) 513-2299.

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