If you are going through a family law matter that may involve child support, then you are in the right place. The Attorneys at GEM Family Law are prepared to ensure that your family’s financial resources are appropriately accounted for and, if you are paying child support, that you are doing so at a rate that is fair under Colorado Law.
Whether you are getting a divorce, establishing a parenting plan for the first time, or modifying a parenting plan, the financial support of your family is an important concern and oftentimes a significant issue in family law cases. In Colorado, there are a number of factors that the court must consider in calculating child support, including child-related expenses, each parent’s income, and the parenting schedule. Generally, one parent will be ordered to pay child support to the other parent, in order to ensure that your child(ren) have appropriate resources at each parent’s home.
There are many different factors that go into the calculation of child support. For one, the judge will likely take into account who has been granted primary custody. If the individual who has been granted primary custody is not the primary earner, they will likely be instructed to pay the other parent for child support expenses.
Income of each parent, number of children, monthly expenses for healthcare, education, etc., and a parent’s child support obligations for other children are among a few key factors that are considered when a judge calculates child support.