Child Support Lawyers Colorado Springs

Child Support Lawyers Colorado Springs

Do you need child support?

The lawyers at Travis Law Group are familiar with child support laws and can help you through the process. We are experienced in advocating on behalf of our clients, and their children, for the child support that they are owed.

In Colorado, child support is governed by C.R.S. §14-10-115.

In determining the amount of support, the court shall consider all relevant factors, including:

  1. The financial resources of the child;
  2. The financial resources of the custodial parent;
  3. The standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved;
  4. The physical and emotional condition of the child and his or her educational needs; and
  5. The financial resources and needs of the non-custodial parent.

Note: gross income does not include income from additional jobs that result in the employment of the obligor for more than forty hours per week or more than what would otherwise be considered full-time employment.

If a parent is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed, child support must be calculated based on a determination of potential income; except that a determination of potential income must not be made for a parent who is caring for a child under the age of twenty-four months.

Can you change a child support order?

Pursuant to C.R.S. §14-10-122, the Court may modify an existing child support order only upon a showing of changed circumstances so substantial and continuing as to make the terms unfair. However, a voluntary, or mutually agreed upon change of physical care occurs, the existing child support order will be modified or terminated as of the date when physical care was changed.

If you have children and need help getting child support, please contact us to discuss your options.

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FAQs:

1. At what age can a child decide which parent they want to live with?

Colorado does not have a set age requirement. Instead, the Court will consider the child’s wishes once the child is mature enough to express reasoned and independent preferences. Typically, this age is 13-14 years old; but again, there is not an age threshold.

2. Is there a preference for which parent is awarded custody?

Although not a requirement, Courts in Colorado typically prefer that parents share custody/parental responsibility. However, overnight parenting time, child endangerment, or an inability to meet the child(ren)’s needs are all factors considered by the Court when determining child custody/parental responsibility.

3. What makes an unfit parent in Colorado?

If a parent is unable to fulfill the child’s needs or have endangered the child’s physical or emotional wellbeing. Examples include, but are not limited to, neglect, drug or alcohol abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and mental illness.

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