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Understanding income enforcement for delinquent payments

When a supporting parent in Colorado is confronted with accusations of a failure to pay child support, or a parent who is supposed to be receiving payments has not been getting the payments on time and in full, both must understand how the state deals with this. There are various penalties that can be assessed when the financial needs are not met. There are four tactics linked to income related enforcement and all can be used in an effort to get the payments that are owed.

Parenting time and child support are separate issues in Colorado

Parents who never married may have to deal with parenting time and child support issues at some point. When parents divorce, these issues are addressed as part of the divorce proceeding. But if the parents never married, one parent - typically the one caring for the child - will have to seek a child support order, either through the Colorado state court system or the county child support enforcement office.

How does divorce affect an existing estate plan in Colorado?

A Colorado spouse going through a high asset divorce has a lot to think about. Asset valuation and division can be particularly complex and contentious. Another issue a divorcing spouse should be aware of is the effect of the divorce on an existing estate plan.

Colorado parents should understand their child custody rights

In child custody matters, a Colorado court will primarily base its decision on what is in the best interests of the child. This does not mean, however, that parents have no say when it comes to child custody issues. The court will consider the parents' wishes in reaching a custody decision. And parents have a right to be heard, to present evidence and to voice their beliefs about what is in the child's best interest.