Child Support Guidelines In Colorado
Child support determinations, whether they are part of a divorce or part of a separate child custody case, are all set through the use of a formula which is contained in state guidelines. The formula looks at each spouse’s income and other factors such as:
- Health care expenses
- Day care expenses
- Number of overnight stays the child has with each parent
How Do You Properly Determine Income?
For most people determining their income for child support purposes is relatively straightforward. A W-2 can provide a clear picture of most people’s incomes. However, there are a number of issues that can complicate the matter, including:
- Large amounts of overtime
- Independent contractor status
- Reimbursed expenses
- Small business ownership
Every case deserves the scrutiny that an experienced attorney can provide. Do not assume your spouse’s income is easily ascertainable. We can conduct a thorough analysis to determine whether your child’s other parent is fully reporting his or her income.
More Than A Century Of Combined Experience
At Tanis McGonegal Family Law, P.C., our firm understands the importance of properly set child support levels. Parents deserve appropriately set child support levels to help them maintain the financial stability of their household while allowing them to meet their child’s needs. With more than 80 years of combined experience, our attorneys have the skill and knowledge necessary to help you fight for child support levels that recognize the realities of your financial situation. We can help you secure fair levels of child support. We also assist with any possible need to later change child support levels through a modification or enforcement.
Contact Our Lawyers For More Information About Child Support Payments
When child support levels are being set, turn to Tanis McGonegal Family Law, P.C., in Broomfield, for representation that can help you. To schedule a free 20-minute telephone consultation, call (303) 465-4605 or contact us online.