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Colorado Family Courts uphold a child’s best interests as the highest priority in all decisions. It also maintains that parents have an obligation to financially support their children. Both parents must participate in the financial aspect of their child’s upbringing. During divorce, a child shouldn’t have to face a sudden change in financial circumstances while also dealing with changes in their home lives. Child support in Colorado helps to ensure a child’s physical and emotional health and well-being.

Whether you’re a parent facing divorce in Colorado, an unmarried parent seeking child support, or a parent facing a child support request, you need a child support lawyer in Loveland with an in-depth understanding of the state’s laws. Call the Loveland child support law office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, to set up a consultation about your child support case in Loveland.

Loveland Child Support Attorney

Why Choose The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, for Your Loveland Child Support Matter?

At The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, we have a mission to protect families throughout the common legal disputes that arise in today’s family life. We take a resolution-based approach to all family law cases, seeking the most low-conflict pathway forward, including in child support cases. We offer significant advantages to our clients, including the following:

  • Since 2007, Stephen Vertucci has been a legal advocate for those facing disputes in areas of their life that matter most—their family—always with their best interests as his topmost goal
  • Our firm believes in open and honest communication throughout the legal process so our clients are well-prepared for every step of their proceedings
  • We have in-depth knowledge of Colorado’s formula for calculating child support so we’re ready to help you and your co-parent come to a determination in a settlement agreement to avoid court or to defend your rights and your child’s best interests in court when required

We know how difficult it is to face a future with court orders determining important aspects of your family life. Let our firm guide you through Colorado’s child support determination system for the best possible outcome for your family.

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.

What Can a Colorado Child Support Lawyer Do for Me?

The Loveland child support attorneys at The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci are well-versed in all aspects of child support determination in Colorado. We are ready to guide you through your child support case for any of the following:

  • Divorcing parents with children
  • A non-married parent seeking child support from a child’s other biological parent
  • Paternity testing
  • A non-married parent facing child support orders
  • Modification for existing child support orders 
  • Child support enforcement measures

Child support orders in Colorado are enforceable and remain in place until a child’s emancipation. Emancipation occurs at age 19 in Colorado. Child support orders may continue past age 19 if a child hasn’t yet graduated from high school but ends at age 21 regardless of high school graduation status.

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:

  • Child care
  • Basic needs (food, electricity, water)
  • Education
  • Healthcare

Disputes over how child support is calculated are common, our Loveland child support attorneys can aid you in this process.

How Do Colorado Courts Determine Child Support?

Colorado directs divorcing parents to the child support guideline worksheet to calculate the child support amount appropriate for common shared child custody schedules. The guidelines use the total gross incomes of both parents, the custody schedule, and the child’s customary standard of living to determine the monthly child support amount paid from one parent to the other to meet the children’s needs. The guidelines also consider a child’s special needs for medical care or education. Under the parents’ custody schedule, the parent with fewer child custody days pays the parent with a greater number of custody days during the year.

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)
  • Childcare costs
  • 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.

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