Denver Child Support Modification Lawyers
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A child support order is issued in response to the circumstances at the time of the order. Of course, the fact that a child support order is issued does not mean that nothing will ever change. Life carries on, circumstances change.
In Colorado, parties cannot agree to make child support non-modifiable. To modify a child support order there has to be a “substantial and continuing” change in circumstances. This means there would be at least a 10% difference in the existing child support order. Some examples of “substantial and continuing” changes are:
- A parent has lost his or her job;
- A parent has increased his or her income substantially;
- The child has special needs that must be paid for;
- A change in child custody and visitation;
- Reduced day care costs as the child gets older;
- Fewer supported children when one child emancipates.