Holland, MI asked in Child Support for Colorado

Q: Will my last support payment be prorated? Will the court notify me what my last payment will be?

My son turns 19 on 9/05/19, I assume that I won't make a full months payment for the last one. Is that true?

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Carolyn Moller Duncan
Carolyn Moller Duncan
Answered
  • Centennial, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: The court is not going to notify you of the amount of your last payment. You need to be proactive and communicate with the child's mother that you intend to pro rate the amount so there are no surprises. If there is an income assignment, you need to be proactive with that as well so your employer will not continue to take money from your check.

Carolyn Duncan

Carolyn Moller Duncan, P.C.

7899 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 207

Littleton, Colorado 80122

Phone No: 303-394-2358

Email: carolyn@duncanlegal.com

Stephen J. Plog
Stephen J. Plog
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  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: The court will not notify you when your child support stops. Generally, statute indicates that support stops the month after a child turns 19. Thus, if your payment for September is due in September, the duty would end after September and there would be no October payment. Child Support is not prorated. If you are paying through a wage assignment, meaning being garnished, you may need to take action to ensure that stops when your child turns 19.

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