fbpx
303-799-8155

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. Social Services invited nearly two hundred people wanted for not paying their child support to the Durham County Court house. If they showed up and paid two hundred and fifty dollars, their arrest warrant for failure to pay child support would be terminated. …

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 pays support. With a few exceptions, if one parent does not have income, the Court will impute full time income to that parent before calculating maintenance or support. In other words, will we assign income to that parent before calculating support and assume they …

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 Legislature was very busy during their last session modifying many areas that affect your divorce case and child support issues. Many more cases will compel the Court to use a formula for determining maintenance when maintenance is awarded including the monthly amount and the length of …

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 obligation. It said that Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas R. Dobson did not address the father’s intent when he accepted a lower paying job. The mother, identified as K.A.W. and the father as S.J.W., were married in 2002 and divorced 7 years later. Their only …

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 Francis Cassidy. James, a forty-two year old homeless man, stood before the Lenawee County Circuit Court and was ordered to get a job. “The obvious question is,” stated Judge Margaret Noe, “who do you think is supporting your children?” Not only was James …

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 support and how much for child support. Before making this decision, each person should take a few things into account. The first consideration is Uncle Sam. Spousal support, or alimony, is considered income for tax purposes. The recipients should claim it as …

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 child support, according to court documents. She said in December that Steve did not want her to move to Los Angeles with their three children and it was unclear why at the time. Steve and Amarilla got married in 2005 …

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 questionable moves by the Department of Human Services. And a result, he may have paid money he did not owe. After his divorce in 2009, Windell made child support payments of $490 per month from his Social Security Disability benefits. The benefits …

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 alert) his character wound up reconciling with his on-screen wife, played by daytime talk show host Wendy Williams. In real life, his story had a different kind of happy ending – he got to keep his money. While …

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 Marotta answered an ad on Craigslist posted by Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner, a lesbian couple seeking a sperm donor. He signed all the necessary paperwork that relinquished all parental rights and financial responsibilities to the child. William’s name wasn’t …

Community Involvement

We have a passion for giving back to the community we love.

find out more

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation.
This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.


Our team includes attorneys licensed to practice in multiple states including April D. Jones in California, Patrick G. Barkman in Texas, the Cherokee Nation, the Northern District of Texas, and the District of Colorado (United States Court of Appeals 10th and 5th Circuit), and Stuart Wallace in Illinois.