Greeley, CO asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Colorado

Q: I need a divorce; my ex and I have been married since sept 2018, we have a 2 yr old. what forms need I file

we have no shared bank accounts or assets; we have a 2 year old daughter together so I am interested in what I should be getting for child support or maintenance.

2 Lawyer Answers
John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
Answered
  • Louisville, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Child support is usually determined by the child support guidelines. These guidelines take into consideration the respective parenting time, each party's income, and certain expenses related to the child such as work related child care etc. Maintenance (spousal support) is determined by the respective incomes of the parties. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko
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Answered
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: You should file a petition, summons and case information sheet. Child support and maintenance are determined by support guidelines which are calculated based on the incomes of the parties and for child support, also the number of overnights of the child with both parents. You could also hire an attorney to handle the paperwork and calculations for you.

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