Colorado Springs Child Support Lawyer
How Does Colorado Calculate Child Support?
Child support is often addressed during the divorce process or when unmarried parents end their relationship. Colorado courts follow guidelines to determine how much a non-custodial parent should be expected to pay in child support. Support amounts may be calculated based on:
- The gross income of both parents
- The number of children
- The parenting time schedule
- Daycare expenses
- Health insurance costs
Can A Lawyer Help Reduce Child Support?
If you are looking to reduce your custody agreement, you must file a modification called Motion to Modify. Before making the request for an adjustment, you will need to provide your child support attorney with additional information that includes tax returns, pay stubs, and other financial documents.
When you are ready to discuss your case with a trusted Colorado Springs child support attorney, contact us to schedule a free consultation.
What Age Do You Stop Paying Child Support in Colorado?
In Colorado, parents are responsible for financially supporting their children until they reach the age of 19. However, child support may end earlier or later depending on certain exceptions, such as:
- if the child is still in high school, child support payments continue until a month after graduation;
- if the child drops out of high school and later re-enrolls, child support is required until a month after graduation, but not beyond age 21;
- if the child is physically or mentally disabled, child support may continue longer;
- if the child gets married before the age of 19, he or she will be considered emancipated, meaning child support will no longer be mandatory (however, if the marriage ends, child support may be reinstated);
- if the child joins the military before the age of 19, he or she will also be considered emancipated and therefore child support will end early.
Contact Our Colorado Springs Child Support Lawyer
If you are seeking child support or need help defending against unrealistic child support obligations, speak with one of our child support attorneys in Colorado Springs today.