Child Support Lawyers Serving Colorado Springs And The Pikes Peak Region

By and large, the formula for determining child support laid out by Colorado state statute will set the level of child support necessary in your divorce decree.

What Level Of Support Is Appropriate For Your Child?

The Colorado state statute governing the calculation of child support considers several factors unique to your case, including:

  • Gross income of both parents
  • The number of children you have
  • Costs related to day care, health insurance and any special needs
  • Any child support obligations to children from other relationships
  • The specifics of your child custody agreement

Your child custody agreement will be set before the level of child support is determined. It is important to remember that both of these agreements are set in your child's best interests, and the money is to be used solely for his or her benefit.

What If There Is A Dispute Over Child Support Payments?

Child support payments are often contested when the paying parent sees dollar figures and realizes how much he or she will have to pay out-of-pocket. The custody agreement might also be threatened in a child support dispute if the paying party deems increased custody time to be of greater preference than paying a higher level of child support. However, the family law court will still have final say over what it determines to be in the best interests of your child.

It is imperative that you go through this complex and emotionally charged process with an experienced divorce attorney.

We handle child support disputes in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas for clients of all economic levels and backgrounds. It's tough to say that anything is more important in your divorce proceedings than getting your child custody and support agreements done right.

Child support modification is an option if either parent encounters a substantial change in circumstances such as extended job loss or significant health complications, but there is little room for negotiation in child support. It is very enforceable, and you need to make sure that both your rights and your child's best interests are preserved in any agreement.

Contact The Foley Law Firm

We foster open communication between parties and work to promote amicable relationships going forward. Please email or call us at 719-377-4024 to schedule a meeting with a child support lawyer at our Colorado Springs office or over the phone.