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Child Support Services in Colorado

Our Denver child support attorney has a deep understanding of Colorado child support laws and regulations and represents parents throughout the Denver metropolitan area. We offer an array of customized child support services to ensure your parental matter is handled with care and compassion.

Calculating Child Support in Colorado

Colorado follows an Income Shares Model to calculate child support amounts. This model is based on the concept that the child should receive the same amount of parental income he/she would have been given if the parents had remained together. The model calculates what this figure would have been and then divides that number between the parents according to their respective incomes.

When determining child support, Colorado family law courts factor in the following items:

  • The financial resources required to care for the child (includes education, medical needs, extracurricular activities etc.)
  • The financial resources and needs of each parent
  • The child’s accustomed standard of living

The state of Colorado has put standardized rules in place to govern child support regulations; however, family courts can deviate from these rules. If you are seeking child support or trying to adjust the amount of child support you pay, consult with a lawyer.

Modifying Child Support Payments in Colorado

Once the court has agreed on a child support payment amount, the parents must follow the order until:

  • The child turns 19 years old or the month after the child graduates from high school (whichever happens first).

You can petition the court to modify your child support payment under two conditions:

  • A “substantial and continuing” change in circumstances.
  • The current court order does not contain a provision about medical support (insurance and medical expenses).

According to Colorado state law, to help parents determine whether a change in circumstance justifies a change in child support, the state has designated a ten percent change in support owing as sufficient to justify a modification. While child support can be modified, it is not always beneficial to do so. The process to modify an existing order is very complex and should be done with the help of an experienced lawyer.

Contact us online or give us call us at 303-567-7922 to help you with the details of your child support case.

Pesch Law Office PC


730 17th Street, #700, Denver, CO 80202

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