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Wheat Ridge Child Support Lawyer: How Child Support is Calculated

wallet-2383496_640.jpgIf you and your spouse are getting a divorce in Wheat Ridge and have children together, then child support will likely be a major part of your divorce agreement. The amount of child support a Jefferson County judge requires you to pay, may not remain the same as your kids grow older. Likely, you will face several trips to family court as your children grow up and expenses related to raising them changes. While it may be tempting to work out an informal agreement with your former spouse, especially if the divorce is amicable, this is not something we recommend. It is better to have a court ordered agreement, which is enforced by the court, because then the court can hold all parties accountable.

Wheat Ridge Child Support Attorney | How Much Child Support Will I Pay?

money-2180338_640.jpgOften, a point of contention in a Wheat Ridge, Arvada, and Lakewood co-parenting situation is child support. One parent feels they are paying too much or another feels they are not getting enough money to support the children. How does the state of Colorado decided how much child support should be paid? The answer is based on two factors - income and expenses. Basically, a Jefferson County Court judge will look at the incomes of both parents along with general expenses of the child to come up with the amount. The parent with the lesser amount of custody has to pay a percentage of this amount based on their income.

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