Colorado Child Support
|April 14, 2012||Posted by Child Support Help under Uncategorized|
Colorado Child Support
Usually when you hear Colorado the last thing you think about is child support but there system is something to pay attention to. The Colorado child support system has hints of the basic formula used in most states but also has a very specific mathematical formula I haven’t seen in any of my other investigations.
The first thing I noticed about the Colorado child support system is they have a very up to date provision they’re using right now and its revision date is January 2011. That makes it the most updated child support system I’ve come across in my investigations. The fact that it’s fairly brand new means new ideas and innovations being tried to collect support and make sure the support orders are fair. Even though the Colorado child support system has a mathematical formula it can use to decide a payment schedule they also have a detailed chart of what you can expect to pay based on what your gross income is and how many children you have.
When I say gross income I mean gross as decided by the Colorado child support system. The Colorado child support system uses the income shares model as a foundation to decide support orders if you aren’t familiar with the models used to decide support orders I’ve written a detailed post about them just go to the articles section. One thing to note here is that if the custodial parent has the child for over 273 nights a year then the amount calculated for that parent is presumed to be spent directly on the child. Also, the Colorado child support system determined that if either parent has a gross income of $850.00 a month or less then a minimum support order of $50.00 per child per month is to be entered.
The Colorado child support system decided that if the parent that doesn’t have primary custody responsibilities earns between $850.00 and $1850.00 a month then they’re eligible for a low income adjustment of the current support order. But there is a line that states that for every dollar you make between $900.00 and $1850.00 you’ll pay an extra 40% so depending on how close you are to the $1850.00 you could end up paying more and would come out better getting a regular support order. As far as the highlights of the Colorado child support system these are the things that stuck out to me and should help to shine some light on what to expect. If you want to check out the table that has a basic payment arrangement you can see that here.
That link is a direct download to the chart just scroll down to the bottom and you’ll see the payment schedule. If you’re interested in getting your support case going right now here’s a link to the direct site Colorado child support.