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What are basic points about a Colorado divorce?

People in Colorado who are in an unhappy marriage will often decide to move on from it and get a divorce. While it might seem like a simple process on the surface, there are certain issues that can be complicated and problematic. Such factors as the residency requirements, how long the couple must wait before they can divorce, if there are grounds that must be met to get a divorce, and if one party does not want to get a divorce are all part of the process. Understanding these points is a foundational aspect of getting divorced.

Can income be withheld for delinquent child support payments?

People who are obligated to pay child support in Colorado might not make their payments. This can come about for a variety of reasons. Regardless of why this is the case and unless they have taken steps to modify their child support order, they remain responsible for making their child support payments. If they fail to do so, they could face allegations of delinquent payments and face the consequences. One strategy that the state uses to get the payments is income related enforcement. There are several ways this can be done.

Legal assistance is critical in a Colorado high asset divorce

Most people in Colorado who decide to divorce are not in the "high asset" category. Therefore, their divorce will not have the same litany of issues as a divorce in which there are significant assets. But for people who are in the middle of a high asset divorce, there are multiple factors that must be considered as the process moves forward. These factors are not in place with a more modest divorce. It is imperative for people who are wealthy to have legal assistance from a law firm that understands the challenges presented by a high asset divorce.

What should I know about child support income assignments?

When there is a child support order in Colorado, the supporting parent is expected to pay it in full and on time. However, there are instances in which there is a failure to pay child support. When all other avenues in attempting to collect on the payments, the state will take certain steps to get what is owed from the supporting parent so the custodial parent and the child will have their financial needs met. One way that the state goes about getting these payments is through income assignment. Understanding income assignment is important for both the custodial parent and the supporting parent.