Child Support parenting time in colorado divorcePARENTING TIME RELATED TO CHILD SUPPORT

Overnights can be a determining factor in how significant a child support payment may be in a divorce. Parents often pursue ridiculous parenting plans with the notion they are saving money or getting more money because of the overnights with the children.

Parents often overlook the costs of extra childcare or meals and basic everyday needs of children that they pay instead of or in addition to child support.

At Teddi Ann Barry, P.C., with a special focus on saving children and restructuring families successfully, we strive to help our clients negotiate parenting plans. We negotiate parenting plans that most closely resemble the time the children spent with each parent before the divorce. When possible, we work out the financial components to making sure the children’s financial needs are met without unreasonable draining of either parent’s now single income.

As children get older, and their needs and relationships with their parents change. Child support and parenting time also need to be modified. Whether because a 10% change in either parent’s income or the amount of overnights changes, child support modification and parenting time must be considered together.

Please give us a call if you have any questions or concerns about Parenting time relating to child support.

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GROSS INCOME ISSUES The gross income of each party and what percentage each has of the combined gross income is the first determination. This amount explains how much money the family had to support the children of the divorce and need for child support.

§14-10-115 of the Colorado Revised Statutes provides a comprehensive list to determine gross income. You can review the list here but it’s always best to work with a qualified attorney on the issue. Income can be complicated especially when there are complex assets. Read More

DEVIATION & EXTRA-ORDINARY EXPENSES In cases where the parents’ combined income exceeds a certain amount, or a parenting plan is negotiated with the idea that the children’s needs can be met for a lesser amount – or on a rare occasion a greater amount – the parents can ask the Court to deviate from the amount computed for the child support worksheet. Read More

CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATOR While anyone can input the numbers into the worksheet, the legal expertise is necessary to know what numbers you should be using and how.

Not only is there the number of overnights to consider, but…

~ Is the same overnight schedule best for different kids?
~What is each parent’s gross income?
~ Who is paying health insurance and what are the deductibles etc. for the plans?
~Is that parent who is paying health insurance actually paying or is in an employee benefit?

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When you decide to Divorce in Colorado, call Teddi Ann Barry, PC. Our mission is to resolve your family legal matters, quickly, efficiently, and in the most cost-effective manner possible. We have experience in all areas of family law, including high conflict litigation when necessary and permitted by Colorado Law

Teddi Ann Barry PC Family Law attorneys have offices throughout the state of Colorado, specifically including Denver, Cherry Creek, Vail, Avon, Steamboat. Our Home office is located in Denver at 899 Logan Street, Suite 203 Denver, CO 80203. Our phone number at this location is 720-722-0776. Our Vail location is at 30 W. Benchmark Road, Suite 214, Avon, CO 81620 970-949-0776.

Teddi Ann Barry PC focuses exclusively on Family law matters including, Divorce, Legal Separation, Mediation and Settlement Conferences, Common Law Marriage, Maintenance, Child Support, Parental Responsibility, Parenting time, Child Custody, Modifications, Paternity, Step-Parent Adoptions, Collaborative Law, Non-traditional Families and Pre and Post Nuptial agreements.

Our mission is to resolve your family legal matters, quickly, efficiently and in the most cost effective manner possible. We have experience in all areas of family law, including high conflict litigation when necessary and permitted by Colorado law.

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