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When Does Child Support End in Colorado?

Each state has enacted its own laws regarding child support – how much it is, how it ends, and when it can be modified. Generally, child support ends when a child reaches the age of 18, 19, or ...
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Can I Stop Paying Child Support if I Can't See My Kids?

Unfortunately, this happens more than child custody attorneys would like to admit: The mother and father aren’t getting along or the mother is bitter so she won’t let the father see his ...
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Finding a Missing Parent for Child Support

Are you a parent whose former spouse has gone MIA and is not paying child support? Or, perhaps you were never married to your child’s other parent, but you have custody and he or she has not ...
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Factors That Are Considered When Determining Child Support

In simple terms, child support is an ongoing, periodic payment made for the benefit of a child following a divorce or separation, usually made from the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. ...
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Establishing Paternity in Colorado

Sometimes parenthood is a planned event, and sometimes it’s not. Either way, once you become a parent, your life will never be the same. What if the parents are not married? How does the mother ...
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Post Secondary Education Costs

A court may order parents to pay postsecondary education costs. “If the court finds that it is appropriate for the parents to contribute to the costs of a program of postsecondary education, ...
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Amnesty for Delinqent Child Support Payers

In Durham County, the Social Services department held a special amnesty day to give non-custodial parents a chance to stop running and hiding from the Child Support Enforcement Department and pay up. ...
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Calculating Child Support When One Parent Does Not Have Income

How Do We Calculate Maintenance (Alimony) and Child Support When One Parent Has No Income? First know that both parents are legally responsible for supporting the kiddos—not just the parent who ...
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Changes to How Maintenance and Child Support is Determined

Changes to How Maintenance and Child Support is Determined There are significant changes taking place in Family Law cases including maintenance (alimony), child support and civil unions. The Colorado ...
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Judge Ordered Child Support Payments Recalculated

Judge Ordered Child Support Payments Recalculated In Mercer County, a State Superior Court overturned a local judge's child support decision and ordered the judge to recalculate the father's ...
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Judge Orders Homeless Dad To Pay

People have different opinions about the homeless. Some are concerned for their well-being. They implore others to help their fellow man – the less fortunate. This was not the case for James ...
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What's The Difference Between Alimony And Child Support?

During the negotiations of a divorce settlement, a couple may find that they have some flexibility in the way money is allocated. So the question becomes how much should be allotted for spousal ...
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Lakers Star Steve Nash Won't Pay Additional Child Support

Lakers star Steve Nash and his ex-wife, Alejandra Amarilla, are involved in a custody battle. Alejandra claims Steve will not let her move from Phoenix to Los Angeles just so that he can avoid paying ...
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But The Court Said He Didn't Owe Child Support!

Windell Blount, of Jackson, Mississippi, is grateful for his knowledge of the law. He feels that if he had not been a certified police officer studying prelaw, he may not have recognized some ...
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Kevin Hart and the Happy Ending Divorce

In the hit comedy "THINK LIKE A MAN," actor / comedian, Kevin Hart played a man going through a divorce. In real life, the plot was the same – up to a point. In the movie (Spoiler ...
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The State Of Kansas Sues Sperm Donor

There is an unfortunate expression that says "no good deed goes unpunished." While this is not a mantra to live by, it's easy to see why people feel that way from time to time. William ...
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Deion Sanders Fights For Fulltime Fatherhood

Hall of Famer and NFL Analyst, Deion Sanders, has been in a battle far more intense than anything he ever experienced on the grid iron. Deion claims that disparaging remarks posted by estranged wife, ...
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Calculating Support When One Parent Has No Income

First know that both parents are legally responsible for supporting the kiddos—not just the parent who pays support. With a few exceptions, if one parent does not have income, the Court will ...
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Child Support Basics For The Single Parent

A child needs more than just financial support from both of his parents. He needs to feel loved, nurtured, and secure. He needs quality time and encouragement. But let’s face it. He also needs ...
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More Than $100 Billion Owed In Unpaid Child Support

The cost of raising kids is ever-growing - beyond the basic necessities of food, clothing, and shelter. What about doctor visits and field trips and eyeglasses and band instruments and…? The ...
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How Much Child Support is Required By Law?

The level of child support in Colorado is based on a formula which uses the Income Shares Model as prescribed by the state legislature known as the Child Support Guidelines. Several factors are taken ...
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Modifications of Divorce in Colorado

Let’s say your divorce has been final now for a year but you really need to modify the decree. Is this possible? When you went to court for your divorce, the judge created the orders based on ...
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Modifying Maintenance or Child Support - The Effective Date

If maintenance or child support is modified by the court, the modification should be effective as of the date of the filing of the motion, unless the court finds that it would cause undue hardship or ...
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