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Adjustments & Expenses

Adjustments to gross income for child support calculation purposes include:  Support of other children not of the relationship:  must be legally responsible for the support of the other children (does not include stepchildren or the kids…
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Overtime & Second Job

Many parents, fathers in particular, need to pick up a second job or work overtime to keep up with child support or maintenance payments.  The extra work taken reduces the time available to spend with the kids or visiting with friends and family.…

Are Tax Credits & Refunds Income?

C.R.S. § 14-10-115(3)(a) defines income as "actual gross income."   Subsection (5)(1) specifies that gross income includes "income from any source." In Colorado, the before-tax income is used rather than the after-tax income of a parent.…

Determining Income for Child Support

The Colorado legislature has provided that, in determining a parent's income for purposes of calculating child support, the income to be counted is that from any source, with certain defined exceptions.  The child support statute sets forth…

Calculating Child Support

Calculation of child support in Colorado would seem to be fairly straight-forward because of the use of Child Support Worksheets that are Excel based spreadsheets with embedded formulas.  The issues that arise, however, are how to determine…