The state of Colorado has established Colorado Child Support Guidelines to calculate the amount of monthly child support that should be paid to each child when parents divorce or become legally separated. A son or daughter whose parents were never married is still entitled to child support from the parents.
A number of factors must be taken into consideration when determining Colorado child support, which is why it is important that you have a Colorado family law attorney representing you and your child's best interests. Colorado Springs Child Support Attorney Ray Chamberland will protect your rights, as well as your children's rights, when negotiating a child support agreement with the other parent.
Colorado Child Support
Colorado Child Support Guidelines allow a Colorado court to determine how much financial support the child(ren) would have received if the parents were not divorced or separated. When calculating the amount of child support, any spousal maintenance, the gross income of both parents, any earnings of the child, his or her evolving needs and living costs, and any credits for shared physical custody are among the factors that are taken into consideration.
Child support in Colorado usually lasts until a child becomes legally emancipated, gets married, joins the U.S. military, or turns 19 years of age. If a child is permanently disabled, a Colorado court may order a mother or father to pay child support for life.
Modification and Enforcement of Colorado Child Support
What many parents don't know is that any change in circumstance that warrants a 10% change in support is grounds for modification to the existing Colorado child support agreement. If you are a divorced parent with a child younger than 19 and your spousal maintenance has been terminated, you are very likely entitled to an increase in child support payments.
If you suspect that your child's father or mother is now in a financial position to pay more child support, Attorney Chamberland can help you get your current Colorado child support agreement modified. If you believe that the other party's request to increase child support payments is unfounded, Attorney Ray Chamberland will protect your rights and help you dispute this claim.
If your child is not receiving the child support payments owed to him or her, there are legal remedies available to you under Colorado law. The state of Colorado takes child support very seriously, and so does Colorado Springs Child Support Attorney Chamberland.
Mr. Chamberland is a skilled negotiator committed to minimizing conflict and maximizing successful agreements and resolutions, but he will " take no prisoners" if he has to in order to make sure that a child receives the financial support that is owed by a parent.
Child Support and the Military
Colorado Springs Military Family Law Attorney Ray Chamberland and his family spent more than 25 years moving across the United States, while he served his country as a Staff Judge Advocate and a missile combat crew member. He is familiar with the unique challenges affecting military families and their child support agreements. Visit Chamberland Law's Military Family Law page for more information.
Chamberland Law represents Colorado family law clients residing in Colorado Springs, Cimarron Hills, Security-Widefield, Monument, Woodland Park, Black Forest, Canon City, Fountain, Florissant, and other cities in the Pikes Peak Region, the Tri-Lakes Area, Douglas County, Fremont County, and El Paso County, Colorado.
To schedule your initial consultation with Colorado Springs Child Support Attorney Ray Chamberland, call Chamberland Law at (719) 527-3999 or contact us online.