Achieving Your Child Support And Modification Goals

Colorado places a high priority on ensuring that children receive the material support they need to live healthy lives. This is especially important when a child is living in a one-parent household. If you are a divorced or single parent, then it is more than likely that you will have to contribute to the support of your children.

At Cheroutes Zweig, PC Attorneys at Law, in Breckenridge, Colorado, we provide results-oriented representation in all aspects of child support, including:

  • Determination of the proper child support level
  • Modifications in child support payments
  • Enforcement of child support orders
  • Paternity as it relates to child support

For help with these and other family law matters, call us at 970-986-6863.

How Child Support Is Determined In Colorado

As in other states, Colorado applies statutory guidelines to determine the amount of child support each parent must provide. Some of the most important factors used by courts include the incomes of each parent, the amount of residency time the child spends with each parent, the child's educational needs and how much each parent is contributing to the child's health insurance premiums.

But determining the child support takes more than just plugging numbers into a formula. It is important to consider all sources of income for both parents, as well as any special needs the child may have. Self-employment by one or both of the parents can cause complications as well.

Our family law attorneys, Cathy Cheroutes and Maryjo Zweig, have years of experience representing parents in child support and other family law matters. When you choose our firm to represent you, we will work diligently to protect your rights and achieve your goals.

Modifications In Child Support

When the court issues a divorce decree, it will also issue orders concerning other matters, including child support, child custody and parenting time. The order will stay in place until the child reaches the age of 19 or graduates from high school. However, it is possible to obtain a modification of the order before those events happen.

You can seek to modify a child support order when a significant change in circumstances occurs. These circumstances could include a permanent increase or decrease in income, the disability of a parent and a sudden change in the health care needs of the child. Our lawyers have helped many parents obtain "routine" child support modifications in a timely and cost-effective manner. We also have experience in more complex modification cases as well. Let us put our experience and knowledge to work for you.

Contact Cheroutes Zweig, PC Attorneys At Law

To schedule a consultation with a lawyer regarding a child support or family law matter, contact Cheroutes Zweig, PC Attorneys at Law, by calling 970-986-6863.