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

Q: Can I ask to continue Homeschooling and get child support in divorce mediation? (Colorado)

If my spouse agrees to pay child support/spousal maintenance while I get established in part time work, can this be part of a mediation agreement?

1 Lawyer Answer
Christopher N. Little
Christopher N. Little
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Centennial, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Good Morning,

You ask a great question! Generally speaking, parties to cases in domestic relations can be quite creative when it comes to creating terms in an agreement reached at mediation (or even outside mediation). Child support should be approved by a judge (in Colorado it is a right of the child, not the parents). There are one-billion nuances to these general rules of thumb; if you would like more specific advice, I highly suggest that you consult with a qualified domestic relations attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado. I sincerely wish you only the absolute best and hope that your search for gainful employment is fruitful and productive.

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