Under Colorado law, child support is a right of the child and both parents have a responsibility to contribute to the financial needs of their children.
Where child support is at issue in your Family Law case, it will be necessary to determine each parent’s monthly income and the support contribution each must make to their children’s monthly financial needs.
The Colorado legislature has outlined guideline recommendations for child support based on the parents’ respective incomes, the proportion of parenting time each parent shares with the children, and other factors such including premiums for health insurance and child care costs made by each parent.
By taking all of these factors together, a guideline recommendation of Child Support can be ascertained.
At Elevated Family Law we are experienced at determining appropriate child support amounts pursuant to Colorado law and factoring the unique circumstances of the parties and the needs of the children.
Call us today so that we can help you in determining a proper child support award.
Child Support Guidelines: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/ESA/dcs/documents/coloradotable.pdf