Recently, pop singer Britney Spears and her ex-husband Kevin Federline have been going back and forth over child support renegotiations. Apparently, Kevin Federline, who has legal and physical custody of their two kids, has requested yearly income documentation and tax returns to evaluate if there is a need for a child support modification. Basically, it seems that dad knows mom is making more money, so he feels his kids should get a part of that. In Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County, it is not uncommon for one party to request a child support modification. Let's look at the process and how a modification could affect you.
If 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.