Child Support

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26 Mar: Visitation and Child Support

If child support payments are not being made, should child visitation continue? Actually these are two separate issues. Whether or not you’re paying child support or receiving child support is a separate issue from parenting time. This is a mistake that a lot of parents make. They think that because one parent is not paying child support, they should not be able to have parenting time with their child. That’s not the case. They are…

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09 Mar: What Is A Child and Family Investigator v. Parental Responsibilities Evaluation?

What is a CFI as compared to a PRE? CFI stands for Child and Family Investigator. PRE stands for Parental Responsibilities Evaluation. So when do you need one of these experts? The court can appoint a CFI or a PRE if there are disputes regarding parenting time, decision making, what is in the best interests of the child. A Child and Family Investigator (CFI) is typically an attorney or a mental health professional, usually a…

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09 Feb: Can I Request Back Child Support During An Initial Hearing?

It depends on what your situation is and whether or not there is a paternity case, an allocation of parental responsibility’s case, or a dissolution of marriage case. Basically, what we look at is the date that the case was filed. So for example, in a dissolution of marriage case, we look at the date that the case was filed, and yes, you can argue that you should be argued retroactive child support to the…

22 Dec: When Does A Child Become Emancipated In Colorado?

In Colorado, child support goes until the child turns 19. So for at least for child support purposes, a child is emancipated when the child turns 19. In many instances, a child would have graduated from high school and might even attending college, but still, there will be a child support order. Child support can continue past the age of 19 if there are certain unique factors. One if a disability of the child that…

18 May: What Is The Process For Modifying Child Support In Colorado?

First you have to consider whether or not you have a basis for modifying child support in Colorado. Child support in Colorado is paid until the child reaches 19 years of age and then there’s some other factors which can come into play but essentially through age 19. Child support can always be modified by the court so you have to consider whether there has been an event that would result in a change in…