Colorado Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: Can I take away my ex's rights and have my husband adopt my daughter

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 17, 2019
Courtney Edwards' answer
Short answer to your question: yes, that is true. Your ex's failure to support and maintain a relationship with his daughter can serve as the grounds to terminate his parental rights and clear the way for your husband to adopt your daughter. If your ex consents to the termination and adoption, it will make the process easier. If he does not consent, you may run into issues with serving him with the necessary documents as he is in Canada. I strongly suggest you meet with an attorney to fully...

Q: Can unpaid health insurance reimbursement in support order, be included in Verified Entry of Support Judgment in CO?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 31, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
You may be able to do it IF the order states the amount of health insurance reimbursement. Otherwise, you can file a motion for entry of judgment. He can respond and the court may set a hearing. you should retain an attorney for this.

Q: my son's dad wont agree to the child support calculator based upon his income wages will the judge tell him different?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 31, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
The court will probably follow the child support guidelines, unless there is a very good reason to deviate from them. You should retain an attorney to help you with this.

Q: I recieved a JDF 1415, is this not a child support change?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 6, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
JDF 1415 is the form to use to request a change in decision making for the children. It may result in a change in child support if the parenting time is also changed. You should hire a lawyer to review what has been filed and advise you how best to proceed.

Q: If a woman and her mother have legal custody of a child, can just the mother go after the father for child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
I'm not sure about the mother pursuing cs. However, you do have the ability to contest paternity in a cs matter, unless it has already been determined-like in a divorce.

Q: I am in need of a Mediation Attorney to represent me this Wednesday, 12/5, from 9 - 11 AM.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
I may be available depending on location and type of case. You can call me to discuss it.

Q: Hi! I have a 15 year old that chose to live with non custodial parent and now does not see me much. Can I force her to s

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
Both parents need to comply with the existing court orders, including the parenting time schedule and support provisions. They are subject to change by the court if appropriate. You should hire a lawyer to enforce the orders.

Q: I have a signed 8332 and divorce decree grants me to claim child on taxes. Can I still claim if I have arrears balance?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Tax Law for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
D. Mathew Blackburn's answer
If the arrearages are for child support, no you can't claim the child. If it's for taxes then yes, but they'll apply any refund against the arrearages.

Q: What’s my interest on 42grand child support unpaid over 7 years. 12% interest per year compounding monthly $500 cs order

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 29, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
In order to figure this out, you need to run a calculation with a program that will provide these numbers. Most divorce attorneys will have access to that program and can come up with the answers. It does take some work to do that.

Q: How do I see my child support order and arrearages owed? How do I go about paying those if been 6 yrs

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 24, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
You can check with the court to see if there is a case. Maybe your ex can provide some detail re which court supposedly issued the order.

Q: In Co, was divorced w/2 kids. Was not served child support order/ court summons so I missed court . 5 yrs pass, help!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 24, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
We need to start by reviewing the court file to see if an order entered. You may have agreed to child support in the papers you signed. Those papers may substitute for service on you. Once we know that we can figure out how to proceed from there. It would help if your ex was agreeable.

Q: 18 year old in high school has chosen to live solely with me. No standing child support in place. Can it be started now?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
Yes, parents have support obligations for their children until age 19 or graduation from high school, whichever last occurs (but not past 21). An attorney can help you with this.

Q: what does it mean when I get a paper from the court regarding special entry of appearance & notice of intervention

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
It means the child support enforcement office is becoming involved regarding child support. They will want to make sure the correct amount of child support is being ordered and paid.

Q: Is an estate a good set up for providing future child support payments upon death

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Ashley Dean Powell's answer
Each of us has a significant amount of flexibility in preparing our estate plan (whether by will, trust, or otherwise) however we wish. The most notable exception is that Colorado protects current spouses from being completely left out. It is unlikely that he can prepare a trust in Colorado that will protect his assets from his current/ongoing child support obligation during his life, but that child support obligation probably will not continue after he dies (perhaps a different story if he was...

Q: If your child lives with me and his mother full time are you still required to continue to pay support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Sep 6, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
Generally yes. The child support is determined by each parent's income and the number of overnights each parent has the child.

Q: what is the colorado law about not working when baby is under 36 months old

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
For child support calculation purposes, income will not be imputed for a custodial parent whose child is under 30 months of age.

Q: can i get child support 7 years after a divorce even though i didn't enforce it?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
Yes, child support is for the benefit of the children. You can still enforce it now. You should retain an attorney to help you with this.

Q: My sons are 22 and 20. Do I need to file a motion to officially stop child support payments or can I just stop paying?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 27, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
Unless your orders provide for college expenses, you can just stop paying. Child support ends at age 19 in Colorado.

Q: No established custody, what are the possibilities?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
Missouri has jurisdiction over custody issues since the child has been there for at least the last 6 months. It is unlikely the court would order the child to return to Colorado. However, the father may get some visitation rights. The court could order some back support depending on the facts. You should retain an attorney to help you with this

Q: can you establish child support payments five years after a split?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
Yes, you can file for child support at this time. You should retain an attorney to help you with this to make sure you get what you need.

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