At What Age Does Child Support Stop in Colorado

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If you’re paying or will be paying child support, you may be wondering:

At what age does child support stop?

The answer, in most cases, is at the age of 19 in Colorado.

BUT

That doesn’t necessarily mean the child support obligation for your child or children will end when they turn 19.

Do You Need a Child Support Modification in Colorado?

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If you or the other parent has experienced a substantial and continuing change in circumstances, either of you can file for a child support modification in Colorado.

Likewise

A significant change in a child's circumstances, such as a medical condition, may be cause for modification of child support.

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Should You File a Motion To Restrict Parenting Time?

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You're considering filing an emergency motion to restrict parenting time.

But should you?

If you file the motion, the Colorado statute states that further parenting time has to be supervised, and the Court must schedule a hearing within 14 days.

The restriction means the other parent will only be allowed visitation under the supervision of an unrelated third party.

However

If you cannot justify the restriction on parenting time to the Court, unsupervised parenting time will resume, and you may be required to pay the other parent's attorney fees and costs.

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Examples of Parental Alienation 

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Parental alienation is a process where one parent manipulates the children into having an unfavorable perception of the other parent. 

This conscious and sometimes subconscious manipulation aims to damage and estrange the relationship between the children and the other parent.  

Parental alienation is a complex and concerning issue faced by many families who go through divorce.

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How to Prove Parental Alienation

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Parental alienation is a complex and often misunderstood issue that can have a long-term negative impact on children amid a divorce or other parental disputes.

If your ex is exhibiting alienating behavior, it is important to address the issue before it does too much damage to your child's mental health and their relationship with you.

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How to Split Stocks in a Divorce: A Denver Expert’s Guide

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It is rarely a straightforward process to value and divide stocks for a divorce.
Even when it seems like it should be on the surface, there are often hurdles you must clear.

Before you agree to a division during settlement talks, you should discuss your options with a Denver divorce attorney familiar with high-asset and complex divorces.

In some cases, your attorney will recommend a forensic accountant. A forensic accountant will ensure you know about all assets in your spouse’s name.

They can also handle tasks such as valuing stocks and stock options and explaining your best options for getting the fair division you deserve.

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Uncontested Divorce Colorado: Your 2023 Guide

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Uncontested Divorce Colorado

Have you and your spouse decided to end your marriage? If so, you might be overwhelmed at your options, along with the legal jargon that surrounds the process.

One of the questions you might be wondering is, "What is an uncontested divorce?" As you navigate your next steps, it helps to have access to the clear answers you need.

In this post, we'll answer that question so you can better understand how an uncontested divorce works and what it means for your family.

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How Long Do You Have to Pay Spousal Support? (2023 Guide)

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How long you have to pay spousal support depends on a few different factors.

You can pay spousal support for a short time or continue making payments even after you retire.

A judge takes a number of factors into consideration before determining the amount and duration of monthly spousal support payments.

One primary factor is the length of your marriage. The longer you were married, the longer you may have to pay spousal support.

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If You Have Joint Custody Who Pays Child Support?

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Each parent has an obligation to pay child support. However, in cases that involve shared physical custody, who pays child support?

In most instances, both parents must still pay their share of support, even if they share physical custody of their children.

What Happens if You Don’t Pay Child Support in Colorado?

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For many parents, child support payments are vital to ensuring their children's well-being. But what happens when circumstances change, and you find it challenging to make these payments? 

Understanding the consequences of failing to pay child support and the options available to help you navigate this difficult situation is essential.

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