As parents are preparing for the birth of a child, it can be apparent that a baby will require a lot of things. Very quickly, it is obvious that a baby costs a lot to care for, and as that baby grows, will continue to require care and financial support. So when parents in Colorado and elsewhere decide to part ways, the requirement to provide financial support does not end. And in order to ensure a noncustodial parent continues this obligation, it is often necessary to establish a child support order.
When a divorce is ordered, a child will live with one parent, while the noncustodial parent will pay child support. This support occurs even if the custodial parent has their independent source of income. The idea is that the financial situation of the child post-divorce will resemble the financial situation they experienced when their parents were still married.