Aurora Child Support Lawyer
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Child support is a crucial aid for custodial parents. In fact, the lower the custodial parent’s income bracket, the more important child support is. For custodial parents below the federal poverty level, child support accounts for more than 70 percent of their mean annual personal income, according to the U.S. Census. Because of the importance of child support, we represent custodial parents who rely on financial support from their child’s other parent, and help to maximize this support. Additionally, we also understand that not all parents are able to provide the child support that they are being asked to give. Whether you are the paying parent or the custodial parent, you deserve professional legal representation to see that your needs are met. Contact an experienced Aurora child support lawyer with the Divorce Matters law firm today to learn how we can assist you.
How do Colorado Courts Determine Child Support Orders?
In Colorado, child support is based on a variety of factors, although the following two are weighted heavily:
- Gross income of both parents; and
- Needs of the child.
Colorado child support calculates child support with a shared income method. This method is used to replicate the level of support that the child would have received if his or her parents were still together. However, Colorado’s support calculations are not used for very high or very low incomes. An attorney will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of the child support you will likely owe or will likely be entitled to.
Modifying Your Child Support Order in Colorado
As life goes on, people’s economic situations change. Eligible reasons to request a child support modification, if it has been at least three years since your last review, pursuant to the Colorado Department of Human Services include the following:
- One of the children has emancipated (is no longer under the legal guardianship of their parents);
- One or both of the parents have had a major income change;
- Change in cost of raising the child, such as daycare or health care costs; or
- The child is spending more or less time overnight with the other parent.
Make Sure Your Child Support Order is Fair. Contact an Aurora Attorney Today
We at the Divorce Matters care deeply about our clients and strive to create a beneficial resolution for all of your concerns and issues surrounding child support. Contact one of our experienced Aurora, CO child support lawyers today.
Divorce Matters® represents clients throughout Metro Denver and the Front Range including: Arapahoe County, Aurora, Boulder, Bow Mar, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Centennial, Douglas County, Englewood, Cherry Hills Village, Denver, Greenwood Village, Jefferson County, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Louisville, and Parker.
Call Divorce Matters today at (720) 580-6745 to schedule an appointment with an attorney.