What Should I Expect When Going To Court For My Child Custody Case?

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Colorado Child Support Modification

Individuals paying or receiving child support often have questions concerning their ability to modify the child support payments that were originally ordered by the Court.

Process for modifying child support in Colorado

Child support payments are always modifiable if certain conditions are met to the satisfaction of the Court.

  1. You MUST file a Motion for Modification with the Court. This is true even if the child has reached the age of emancipation (adulthood).
  2. In most cases, child support was originally determined using a pre-determined formula (child support worksheet). The Court will NOT consider a Motion for Modification unless there is at least a 10% change in the child support owing under the formula.
  3. You may NOT change child support payments unless and until the Court orders a modification.
  4. The newly modified payment, if ordered by the Court, will be retroactive to the date the Motion for Modification was filed with the Court.

Factors considered for modification of child support in Colorado

The court will hear evidence from both parties and decide as a matter of fact if the couple is married under common law. Some of the evidence that may be presented to prove a common law marriage includes:

  • A significant change in income to either party
  • A change in parenting schedules
  • A child has reached the age of emancipation.
  • Financial circumstances have significantly changed due to the age or activities of the children.

If you would like to ask one of our attorneys a question about modification of child support in Colorado or skip that step and come in for a consultation, we encourage you to do so sooner rather than later. The longer you wait to speak to a Colorado family law attorney & Child custody lawyer the higher your chances are of inadvertently giving up your legal rights.

Find out more about why Lewis & Matthews are the right for Colorado child support modification issues.

What Should I Expect When Going To Court For My Child Custody Case?

First off, you should expect that the judge is going to expect that you’re going to be prepared to present your case. You need to think about logistics. In other words, if you are arguing that you should have the children most of the time, the judge is going to...
Read More

How Long Does It Take To Get A Divorce In Colorado?

...
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What Is A Cohabitation Agreement And Why Might I Need One?

A Cohabitation Agreement is an agreement between two parties who are not married who want to live together. It’s important to get a Cohabitation Agreement if you are going to live with your boyfriend or girlfriend and you are going to acquire a property...
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How Long Does A Child Custody Case Take In Colorado?

...
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