Child and Spousal Support | Miller & Steiert
Modification, Maintenance & More.
Whether you are paying child support or receiving it for your child, you deserve to be treated fairly and you have rights proscribed by law.
Children have the right to financial support from both parents. Colorado law sets out guidelines for the amount each parent should pay and/or receive. The income of both parents and the number of overnights is considered in determining this calculation. You may find these guidelines by clicking right here. Regardless, an experienced lawyer is necessary to ensure that figures entered are fair to you. Various factors reduce or increase amounts and courts have some discretion.
If you are considering divorce or have been divorced but have questions about child support, contact Miller & Steiert, P.C.
The amount you are paying or receiving can be changed if circumstances change. However, simply changing the amount — even with the agreement of the other parent — is unlawful. If you have lost your job and can no longer pay the ordered amount, we can help you obtain a modification from the court. Likewise, if your ex-spouse has remarried or come into a large inheritance, the amount he or she pays may be increased to meet the needs of the child.
Metro Denver Child Support Attorneys
In such important and personal matters, you need an attorney with experience and dedication to you. Miller & Steiert, P.C. is an established and respected firm serving generations of Colorado clients.
Alimony is no longer recognized to define spousal support. Spousal support is now referred to as maintenance. It is ordered when the assets and property awarded to one spouse in the divorce proceeding is no longer sufficient to provide for their continued support. Colorado has adopted a formula for determining the amount of temporary support for families that earn under $75,000.00 in combined income but has no formula for families that earn more than that amount and leaves to discretion of Court the amount and length of spousal support for permanent orders.
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