Child Support Enforcement Lawyer in Denver
Can child support orders be enforced by Colorado law?
In Colorado, there are many different child support programs that have
been developed to help ensure that parents fulfill their responsibility
to support their children. Child support orders are set forth by the court
for the noncustodial parent to pay to the other parent or guardian that
the child lives with. These orders are legally binding and must be followed
until the court advises you otherwise or the until the child reaches the
age of emancipation.
There are many times unfortunately, where a parent leaves town to avoid
paying support or simply refuses to abide by the court order. In cases
of this nature there are different enforcement methods available to help
parents collect the support that is legally owed to them. If you need
help collecting back support, then please do not hesitate to contact a
Denver family lawyer from our firm.
How to Enforce a Child Support Order in Denver
In order to collect overdue child support, the courts have come up with
several legal methods and punishments to help persuade noncustodial parents
to make timely payments. Some penalties for those who fail to pay support
would include license suspensions and passport denials. This means that
the noncustodial parent would not be able to drive or leave the country
until they become current on their child support payments. Aside from
small penalties, the court can go even further and find other means of
collecting retroactive support.
The most common methods of enforcement in Colorado include:
- Deducting the support from their paycheck
- Deducting the support from their unemployment or workers' comp benefits
- Deducting the support from their lottery winnings
- Deducting the support from their tax refund
- Utilizing wage garnishment
- Placing liens on their property
- Resorting to federal prosecution
Need help enforcing a child support order in Denver?
There is no right or wrong way when it comes to enforcing child support
orders. By speaking with a knowledgeable
family law attorney you can determine which enforcement method would be most appropriate
for your situation. Our firm also assists clients in modifying child support
and child custody orders. When parties experience a
significant change in circumstances to where the original order no longer coincides with child's best
interests, then the court will consider modifying the agreement. If the
noncustodial parent has experienced a cut in wages or was recently let
go from their employer, then it may be appropriate to have the
child support amount modified. On the other hand, if the needs of the child or the health
care costs have grown, then you could also
seek to have the amount of child support increased.
Call Jones Law Firm, PC right away!
Here at Jones Law Firm, PC you can trust that we are ready to
take the time to listen to your needs and provide you with
trustworthy legal advice that meets your best interests. Our legal team has extensive experience
with court order enforcement and
modifications and we can help you aggressively pursue a favorable outcome in your case.
We work closely with our clients and we have learned to draw on our past
experience to help provide exceptional legal counsel in every case.
Our legal team has assisted clients in resolving a wide range of family
law matters including
child custody, child support, paternity,
alimony, visitation, domestic abuse and much more. Our firm represents clients
that are facing or pursuing enforcement actions and we are prepared to
do everything in our power to lead case to a fruitful conclusion. If you
are looking to enforce or modify a child support order,
contact our firm to consult with
a Denver family attorney
today by calling (888) 850-9851.