Child Support in Colorado
How is Child Support Calculated?
Child support in Colorado is calculated pursuant to a formula, set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes §14-10-115. Support is based on the gross income of each parent and the number of overnights each parent spends with the children. The cost of daycare and health insurance premiums paid by either parent are added into the calculation and split in proportion to the parents’ gross income.
Although Colorado Child Support is calculated using a set formula, certain inputs into the formula can be confusing and complicated. For example, a Court may impute (infer) income to a voluntarily underemployed parent or give deductions for non-joint children. Thus, even if the other party is unemployed, the Court must determine the amount they could be earning. Attorney representation in these matters ensures that someone is advocating for you and that all appropriate factors are considered when calculating child support in your case .
The attorneys at Foothills Family Law have 15 years of experience handling hundreds of cases involving child support. We have a great deal of experience dealing with child support enforcement offices and have successfully modified child support for many clients over the years.
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