While anyone can input the numbers into the worksheet, the legal expertise is necessary to know what numbers you should be using and how. Below are some common statements and resources around a Colorado Child Support Calculator.
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?
- How much is realistic for childcare?
- Should this be calculated differently with each parent getting a percentage of the amount if they need childcare differently?
- You aren’t paying childcare for your X’s date nights are you?
- Do the kids have to travel for their parenting time with the other parent?
- Are there extraordinary expenses to consider and work into the calculation?
This is the web link to different calculators:
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A Colorado family law attorney is essential to help you properly calculate, advise and consider the amounts that you should pay or receive for your child support. The first and most often contentious issue for child support is parenting time. One of the most significant factors in calculating child support is how many overnights each parent has with the children. Read More
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.
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
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