Denver Child Support Lawyer
Parents have a legal obligation to provide financial support for their children. During divorce or following the establishment of parental rights through paternity proceedings, each parent’s child support obligation must be determined.At Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie L.L.C., a well-established boutique family law firm, we offer experienced legal guidance in child support proceedings. Our Denver-based child support lawyers draw on more than 100 years of collective experience to provide high-caliber representation in even the most complex, high-income child support cases.
Since Best Law Firms in Colorado were first recognizedby U.S. News Media Group in 2010, our firm has always been selected, reflecting our high level of professionalism and dedication to excellence.
We understand the interplay between maintenance, property division, and child support. Our attorneys handle cases involving deviations from the child support guidelines as well as disputes regarding expenses, self-employed income, unemployment, modifications, extrapolation beyond the guidelines and imputed income due to underemployment. We routinely represent business owners and other self-employed individuals with fluctuating income.
The Role Of Child Support
Child support is intended to cover expenses related to the health, care and upbringing of the children such as:
- Medical care
- Educational expenses
- Extracurricular activities
- Child care costs
- Special needs
How Child Support Obligations Are Determined
In Colorado, the amount of child support is based on statutory guidelines. The guidelines take into account both parents’ gross income and the parenting-time arrangement — specifically, the number of overnights each parent has with the children.
The child support guidelines are not absolute, however, and may not apply in high-income cases. Parties may also request a deviation from the guidelines due to certain extraordinary circumstances such as a significant maintenance obligation, a substantial disparity of income between the parents or other circumstances that would render application of the guidelines unjust.
Contact Our Child Support Attorneys In Lakewood
To learn more about how we can assist you in any type of child support matter, contact us at 303-936-3300. Our office is conveniently located in Belmar, just minutes from downtown Denver. We serve clients throughout the State of Colorado.