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.
At Mary Kay Kramer, P.C., our experienced legal team understands the challenges parents face during dissolution. It is already difficult to not see a child on a daily basis, but to pay support on a weekly monthly basis can add challenges to an already difficult matter. Whether you are seeking child support or are being asked to pay child support, our law firm will ensure you understand your rights, the state's child support guidelines and how best to meet your needs and goals in the matter.
To learn more, check out our law firm's child support website. While it might seem obvious that a parent would want to support their child whether they remain with the other parent or not, but a divorce or an end to a relationship can muddy the waters. In some cases, a parent will fight hard to not have to pay as much in support. This is where our law firm can come in, helping to ensure all financial obligations are met and the best interests of the child are protected.