Colorado has child support guidelines meant to assist parents and judges in determining monthly support obligations that are in the best interest of children. These guidelines come with a set of worksheets, a schedule, and mathematical formula to calculate a monthly payment.
However, these are guidelines. Not every child support case will fit neatly into these calculations.
If you need an initial child support order in a divorce or paternity case or need to modify an existing child support order, speak with an experienced Loveland child support attorney before taking action. Doing so will ensure your child support obligations are correctly calculated based on the specifics of your case.
Why Choose The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, for Your Loveland Child Support Matter?
When you retain The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, for your Loveland child support matter, you choose to be represented by a dedicated family law office with more than thirteen years of experience. Our child support attorneys are competent, skilled family law attorneys who only practice family law.
At The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, we focus on your legal matters so you can focus on your family. This includes:
Reviewing any final orders for costly mistakes and ambiguous language
Minimizing delays in the court process
Providing you with regular case updates
Protect yourself and your children. Schedule a confidential consultation with our Loveland child support lawyer today.
Child Support in Colorado
Parents, married or not, in Colorado have the legal obligation to support their children. When parents divorce, children are not to suffer the financial consequences. Instead, their standard of living is to be maintained between the two parental homes.
Child support orders are meant to cover the costs of the following in the lesser-earning home:
Basic needs (food, electricity, water)
Disputes over how child support is calculated are common, our Loveland child support attorneys can aid you in this process.
Calculating Child Support in Colorado
Several factors go into a Colorado child support calculation. To determine a basic support calculation, the following information is needed:
The gross income of each parent
Any pre-existing child support orders
Any spousal maintenance orders
The number of children needing support
The number of overnights each parent spends with the child(ren)
Health insurance costs for the child(ren)
Parents without a monthly income may be set at minimum wage or an income appropriate for their skills and education. Cases involving high-income individuals and the self-employed may require deviation from the child support guidelines to produce a fair monthly support obligation.
Contact an Experienced Loveland Child Support Attorney Today
Colorado enforces child support using civil and criminal sanctions. Understand your child support rights and obligations before court action is needed.
At The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, we want what is best for you and your child. Whenever possible, this is an agreement between you and your co-parent.
However, our child support attorneys will aggressively protect your rights and those of your child in any negotiations and family court. Call our Loveland child support lawyers for information about family law matters.
We can help you build a successful future for yourself and your child.