Colorado Child Support & Child Custody Lawyers
Crafting workable parenting plans for divorced couples and legal guardians
If there are children of the marriage, crafting solutions that are in the childrens' best interests are of paramount importance. The separation of the parents can be difficult for children and my goal is to help clients minimize the effects of the divorce through appropriate economic and parenting time arrangements.
Child support orders and post-decree collections and arrears litigation
Colorado has adopted a formulaic approach to child support, per Section 14-10-114 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Child support is essentially determined based upon each party's gross income, the number of children, the number of overnight visits with the non-custodial parent, child care expenses, and some other factors. The Court can deviate from the guidelines under special circumstances. Child support is always modifiable as the circumstances of the parents change – even long after even the divorce becomes final.
Depending on the reason why you can no longer afford to pay child support you owe, the court can modify your child support agreement to help meet your changed circumstances. It is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as you realize that you can no longer afford child support payments. Arrearage can result in child support collections lawsuits in which the court may order bank or wage garnishment—in which money is withdrawn from your bank account or paycheck without your prior approval.
Facilitating resolution to child custody disputes
Child custody disputes arise from a variety of concerns: Who gets to decide medical issues for the children? How should discipline be handled? What school should the children attend? How will holidays be allocated? Where will the children live? Should custody be transferred to someone else immediately? Should you file a legal action to terminate parental rights? When the custodial parent has decided to relocate to another state, what are the non-custodial parent's rights?
What a court might do with issues such as these depends upon the specific facts and circumstances of each case. Our attorney can provide you with an in-depth case evaluation based on the facts and circumstances of your case. No two custody disputes are exactly alike – but in many cases an out-of-court mediated settlement is possible. Let us put our conflict resolution experience to work for you when you call or contact our offices today.
Call or contact us to schedule a free initial consultation: 303-442-2599.
From offices located in Boulder, the Law Offices of Jeffrey L. Skovron P.C. serves the Denver Metro and Front Range regions of Colorado.