Anyone who has had a child understands that it is expensive to raise kids. As a child ages, their needs and wants change. This can significantly alter how much parents spend on a child each year. When parents in Colorado and elsewhere divorce, these financial needs to not change for the child. However, divorced parents need to carefully assess and address the issue of child support.
In any divorce matter that involves children, child support and child custody tend to go hand in hand. In other words, the amount of physical care a parent provides could alter how much support he or she pays or receives. In cases of joint or shared custody, this amount could be minimal or nothing at all. However, when a parent has primary or sole custody of a child, he or she could receive a significant payment each month to cover the financial needs of the child.
At Mary Kay Kramer, LLC, our experienced legal team has dealt with a wide range of child support issues. Thus, we are prepared and dedicated to help those in the Colorado Springs area navigate these matters. Being a single parent can be stressful, especially after establishing a family with your ex spouse. Then add to it the financial concerns regarding the care of your child. This is likely to cause some disputes to arise.
Our law firm's goal is to protect the rights and interests of our clients. With regards to child support, that means exploring the financial stability of both parents and factoring in the needs and best interests of the child. We aim to reach a fair and agreeable arrangement so future family law issues don't occur, such as delinquent payments. We also understand that changes in life occur; thus, we are prepared to help our clients modify these orders.
To learn more, check out our law firm's child support website. Divorcing is a complex and emotional time. It can make it even more challenging to work through family law issues that impact your children. Nonetheless, it is important to understand your rights and how best to proceed through them.