Jail is a possible consequence of non-payment of child support

The Colorado Child Support Enforcement Act administers many consequences for non-payment of child support, including taking legal and administrative action against parents who refuse to pay. When a parent falls behind on child support, it can put the primary residential parent and the children in a difficult financial spot. This is one reason why Colorado…

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Before issuing a child support order, the judge presiding over your case will make sure that you and the other parent have your child’s current and future medical needs covered. Your child’s medical costs are just one of many issues to consider when determining child support payments. If you have questions about your obligations for…

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You can modify a child support order in Colorado if you experienced a “substantial and continuing” change in your circumstances since the order was first established or since the last modification of the order. The other parent can ask for a modification, too, if he or she has a significant change in circumstances. The change…

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Why Do I Need to Pay Child Support If I Have Shared Physical Custody of My Children? How Is Child Support Calculated in Joint Custody Cases? Does Shared Physical Custody Change My Basic Child Support Payments? How Will a Change in My Income Affect My Joint Responsibilities? How Is Child Support Calculated for Parents? How…

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In Colorado, child support covers expenses related to a child’s food, clothing, housing, public school education, and health insurance. While these are basic expenses, there are more specific costs associated with each category. For example, when it comes to the general category of housing, child support is designed to contribute to costs for monthly mortgage…

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