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 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.
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