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Child Support can be complex. We can help.

In Colorado, child support is determined by a formula that is based upon many factors, including:

  • The parties’ gross incomes
  • The number of overnights the children spend with each party
  • Certain extraordinary expenses such as:
    • work or education related day care
    • health insurance premiums
    • extraordinary medical expenses
    • other child-related costs

The court will follow the recommended amount of support set forth by the child support guidelines, unless there is good reason to deviate from those guidelines.

The child support statute is complex and can be confusing. Once a child support order is entered, it can only be modified by a court order. The court may modify the support order when there is a 10% or greater ongoing change in the amount of child support due.