Child Support Cases For Unmarried And Divorcing Parents
In Colorado, child support is determined by a formula that considers the gross income of both parties, health insurance premiums, day care costs, the child’s primary residence and the number of overnight visits the child has with the nonresidential parent. However, formulas are only as good as the numbers going into them. It often takes the help of an experienced attorney to ensure that child support is calculated fairly in your case.
At Pearman Law Firm, P.C., our lawyers handle child support cases for both unmarried and divorcing parents in Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Arvada and other communities in the Denver metropolitan area.
Resolving Child Support Issues In Colorado
Determining gross income for someone who is self-employed or receives commissions or bonuses can be complex. In some cases, forensic accounting may be needed to ensure that a spouse doesn’t hide income in order to minimize child support payments.
One of the factors that can affect child support payments is your parenting plan. If you have more than 93 overnight visits with your children each year, the amount of child support you pay maybe less.
The type of child support case you file can also determine the amount of the child support you receive or are required to pay. If you are an unmarried parent, Colorado law may provide retroactive support to the date your child was born. However, you must file the right type of child support case to obtain retroactive payments. Refer to our frequently asked questions for more information about choosing the right type of child support case.
Child support payments can be modified if your financial circumstances change.