The first factor in determining child support in Colorado involves the income of the parties, the gross income of the parties. That is the first factor. The second factor involves a number of overnight visits that the children are spending with each parent. The rationale behind that is the more time the child is spending with the parent, then the more money the parent is spending on the child.
Other factors involved in determining child support in Colorado include work related or educational related childcare costs, which can be quite expensive. So if you are having to pay for daycare expenses because you’re going to work, or because you’re a student, those factors are considered on the child support worksheet. Another factor that’s on the child support worksheet is health insurance. Health insurance premiums that are directly attributed to the children are included on the child support worksheet, and essentially the person who’s providing that benefit does get a credit for it.