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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and International Law for Colorado on
Q: Does my ex-husband have a chance

Our son is 11 Sep 26 and we reside in CO with me, where the original agreement was established. I have the majority as I can make all major decisions. He pays child support when he feels like it. He owes 28k+

He resides in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is looking to BAN him from the middle east... View More

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answered on Sep 11, 2023

I understand your concerns and the complex situation you're facing with your ex-husband. It's crucial to prioritize the safety and well-being of your son while considering any changes to your current custody arrangement. Here's how you might approach this matter:

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and International Law for Colorado on
Q: Does my ex-husband have a chance

He resides in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is looking to BAN him from the middle east for stealing money.

He recently got a lawyer asking that our son come to visit for 3/4 months with him. Current agreement is 6 days a month as he was in the US at the time.Our son is remote learning in a US... View More

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answered on Sep 11, 2023

I understand your concerns and the complex situation you're facing with your ex-husband. It's crucial to prioritize the safety and well-being of your son while considering any changes to your current custody arrangement. Here's how you might approach this matter:

Consult with...
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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and International Law for Colorado on
Q: Does my ex-husband have a chance

He resides in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is looking to BAN him from the middle east for stealing money.

He recently got a lawyer asking that our son come to visit for 3/4 months with him. Current agreement is 6 days a month as he was in the US at the time.Our son is remote learning in a US... View More

Hassan Hussein Elkhalil
Hassan Hussein Elkhalil
answered on Sep 5, 2023

Hello,

You are missing some more facts for an adequate answer. You did not mention where do you and the child reside? How old is the child and who has legal custody? Does your ex-husband pay child support? If your husband, will be, banned from Saudi Arabia and or UAE, where will your son...
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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and International Law for Colorado on
Q: Does my ex-husband have a chance

He resides in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is looking to BAN him from the middle east for stealing money.

He recently got a lawyer asking that our son come to visit for 3/4 months with him. Current agreement is 6 days a month as he was in the US at the time.Our son is remote learning in a US... View More

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answered on Sep 5, 2023

If he files a motion for modification or an initial petition for parenting time, you can provide relevant evidence in response, whether it relates to safety concerns or financial matters. Courts do generally want both parents to have contact with children, however absent abuse or neglect.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: I have a daughter who was born in and lives in Lima Ohio and I live in Colorado Springs. How can Colorado child support

How can Colorado hold me in contempt of court if I've never been to court in Colorado?

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answered on Aug 28, 2023

It sounds like a Court in Ohio may have established a child support order for your daughter, and then those Orders may have been "registered" in Colorado because you live here. In order to hold you in contempt, there has to be Orders that you are alleged to have violated. I do not know... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Colorado on
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?

Christopher N. Little
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answered on Aug 7, 2023

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: The mom refuses to reimburse school fees she is required to pay 50% for per the court order she signed

She signed the court order which states all required school fees will be reimbursed 50% to the party who paid. I bought the required supplied for my step daughter and now she is saying she didn't agree to buy the supplies so she refuses to reimburse even though she agreed when she signed the... View More

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answered on Jun 20, 2023

The DM does not have the authority to enforce court orders. You may want to consider either filing a motion to enforce the court orders, or you could possibly pursue contempt of court. As you are probably aware, going back to court can be costly and time consuming. You did not indicate the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: What happens with the extra money child support takes from your checks when you're paid an 3rd check that month?

If you are ordered to pay $500 in child support and they garnish your checks $250 biweekly to pay it occasionally you get a 3rd check a month and they garnish that one too. That brings you to paying $750 that month. What happens to that extra money and is it even legal to take more than the court... View More

Rebecca Pescador
Rebecca Pescador
answered on May 20, 2023

The best way to get a clear answer is to talk to Child Support Enforcement. They can tell you what is going on there. If there are arrears owed, that would be one explanation. Start there.

Usually, when child support is garnished, those extra weeks are calculated into it so that the same...
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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: What is a reasonable time for one parent to submit receipts/statements to request reimbursement for extraordinary expens

There is an order for reimbursement within 30 days, yet other parent waits up to 1 1/2 years to submit receipts for repayment for child's medical care. What, if any, is an actual and acceptable time frame? Not to mention multiple duplicate statements with no proof of payment or prior conferral.

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answered on Apr 8, 2023

Hi There!

I am sorry to hear that you are going through this. I know that co-parenting with an ex can be difficult, and the financial relationship that you two now share is oftentimes wrought with strife, frustration, and consternation. Assuming that your Orders (the parenting plan and the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: when a parent decided to move out of state leaving child with the other parent does there have to be a full 80/20 split

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Rebecca Pescador
Rebecca Pescador
answered on Mar 9, 2023

As Ms. Janko noted, child support is going to have no bearing on the division of parenting time. The one and only time under Colorado law that they have any bearing on each other is when child support is calculated, the parenting time (specifically the number of overnights) is part of the formula.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Is it true that in co they lifted all retrictions on driver license when revoked for child support or delinquent fines a
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answered on Mar 3, 2023

While Colorado may lift restrictions on someone's driver's license for failing to register their vehicle, failing to pay traffic related fines, and certain criminal offenses, your driver's license can still be suspended for failing to pay child support. This is pursuant to C.R.S. §... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Are daycare expenses expected to come out of a child support payment in Colorado?

My ex is asking for extra money to pay for daycare fees. I am already paying child support. Am I expected to pay for half the daycare expenses too? My child is in the state of Colorado

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

Generally childcare is included in the child support order. If it is, it is part of the order. If you are ordered to reimburse, then you have to reimburse. If the court has not ordered it, statute requires it, however a court would have to enforce the statute.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: Will Child Support enforcement stop enforcing a CS Order, if both parents agree in writing? This is in Colorado.

Two Children, one has aged out already, the other is turning 18 in August of 2023. He will graduate HS in April of 2023. Both parents agree to stop enforcement of the CS. Will Child Support Enforcement honor this if we both write a letter to Child Support Enforcement?

Rebecca Pescador
Rebecca Pescador
answered on Feb 27, 2023

This is not a simple or straight forward question to answer. There are layers here.

If both parties request for child support services to stop enforcement, they will generally finish anything that is already pending before the court before stopping. They will not reverse any enforcement...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Hello. Is there a way to block a child support modification since the mother refuses to allow me to see the children.

She requested a child support modification and it had nearly doubled. The mother has not allowed me to see the children nor communicate wirh me. She has left the state twice and I couldn't find them for years so how do I stop or block the child support modification? I have not received... View More

Rebecca Pescador
Rebecca Pescador
answered on Jan 25, 2023

The short answer is no, you can't block a child support modification because the other parent is denying you parenting time. Under Colorado law, the beginning and end of what child support and parenting time have to do with each other is in calculating the overnights.

That does not,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Can I go back to prison over child support.

So currently, I’m going to be custody battle for my son. And my ex is trying to have me sent to jail or back to prison over child support. I was paying when I was working I lost my job due to a car accident and I’ve been applying nonstop and have the proof. I’ve been looking and I’m not... View More

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answered on Nov 27, 2022

You can be sanctioned for failure to obey a court order. If you have a substantial and continuing change of income, you can file for a support order modification. If a conviction has an impact on your ability to earn income, you can mention that. However courts anticipate that if you are looking... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: Can I stop child support payments if I'm overpaid?

I have a child support order that was put in place in 2011 and included 3 children. We have never had a modification done even though the children moved from me as the custodial parent to their mother. 2 of the 3 children are now 21, so 2 years removed from the order and I'm still paying the... View More

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answered on Oct 27, 2022

It is always risky to self-adjust a court order. If the other party never makes an issue of it, you might not have a problem but if there is a disagreement, you could be in contempt of court. When a child ages out of the order, you can have the order adjusted. if you are going through Child Support... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: I paid child support with my monthly agreement made them all on time and still they suspended my license ?

Have a monthly agreement to pay a certain amount every month I have kept to my agreement but this is the 3rd time now they have suspended my license forcing my husband that has no obligation to my child support to pay for my reinstated again. Now he won't pay it cuz it just keeps getting... View More

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answered on Oct 25, 2022

personallyIt sounds like there may be some agreement that might contradict a court order. You have to pay the court ordered amount. If you have a substantial and continuing change of circumstances, then you can move to modify the child support ongoing amount. You just have to show your proof of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: Can I still get my children's dad which is still my husband for alimony and for child support

After 8 years they were taken out of my custody and given to my stepmom but during the time I did get tanf for them they were in my custody and I still have not divorced but he has had another family and another child and still married to me

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answered on Feb 26, 2024

In your situation, seeking alimony and child support remains a possibility, despite the complexities of your circumstances. The fact that you are still legally married to the children's father and that he has started another family while still married to you does not nullify your rights to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: If I get child support from my kids dad and I've had her always but never had custody arrangements can he come take her

I've had her her whole 6 years of her life, he's had her stay the night once. He pays me child support through the county. Her address is my address, all of her stuff is here and she doesn't want to go.

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answered on Oct 9, 2023

It sounds like you need an allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody) order. Without one either of you have access to the child. The fact that he pays support does not give him a superior right to the child.

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Q: Child support is 560. Will go to 100 when custody is 50/50. Child's mother is asking I pay daycare. That's in the CS?

560 is based of of 81 overnights, which I've kept track and am bearing 100 overnights which would have more impact on CS

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answered on Jun 20, 2023

Child Care can be factored into the child support worksheet. For example, if mother is paying the child care, then the amount she pays per month should be credited in her column on the worksheet, which would change the amount of child support.

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