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How to Collect Past Due Child Support, Expenses or Maintenance in Colorado

Co-Author:  Gregg Greenstein My Ex Didn’t Pay Me! It can be frustrating when you ex does not pay your child support, expenses or maintenance as ordered by the Court in your settlement agreement or in your permanent orders from your divorce or parental responsibilities case.  Here’s what you need to know about how to collect … Continue Reading

Child Support and Maintenance Modification in Colorado During the Coronavirus Era

Introduction The current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has resulted in self-employed individuals having no work to do; a rise in unemployment claims; pay cuts; termination and furlough. As part of a divorce case, a child custody case, a legal separation case, paternity case or other proceedings, a husband, wife, parent or other person may be court-ordered … Continue Reading

Divorce & College Expenses

Divorced Parents and Child College Expenses Paying for college tuition, books, fees and room and board expenses can cause financial hardship for all parents. When parents are divorced or going through the divorce process, paying for college expenses can be a source of major controversy. However, Colorado child support law is clear concerning divorced parents’ … Continue Reading

Child Support, Spending and Extracurricular Expenses

Where Does All That Money Go? Child Support, Spending and Extracurricular Expenses Colorado law is not specific concerning how a parent receiving child support is supposed to use the money. Child support is generally determined by a formula. The formula is supposed to calculate child support based upon the parents’ combined adjusted gross income estimated … Continue Reading

Tip Income for Child Support and Maintenance Income Assignments (Garnishment)

Employees who owe money for child support or maintenance (alimony) may have their wages (including tips) garnished by the employer, so that the child support or maintenance can be paid to the ex-wife or ex-husband. Employers who have to make payroll deductions are faced with difficult choices when trying to understand and implement Colorado law … Continue Reading

Allocation of the Dependency Exemption in Colorado Child Support

When child support is determined initially or modified, the Court can also decide who can claim the children as dependency exemptions on tax returns. According to Colorado law, the dependency exemption is allocated based on the parties’ financial contributions to the costs of raising the children. This language in the Colorado child support statute has … Continue Reading

Modifying Child Support Payments

A parent’s child support payments can be modified when changes occur in the parent’s or the child’s life. Understanding when child support can change may save a parent time and money when trying to determine whether to go back to court and get support changed. Factors which are taken into consideration are: the mother’s income; … Continue Reading

Child Support: Myths and Reality

Child support is an area of law which generates more myths than almost any other area of family law. Dispelling the myths encourages resolution of support issues with a minimal amount of adversarial attorney involvement. Whether you need to assess your own child support situation or the financial condition of someone who is making claims … Continue Reading

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