One post-marital dispute that often arises is the need for child support modification. According to Colorado law, it is appropriate for either parent to file for a modification whenever “substantial and continuing” changes have occurred in their financial circumstances. In this case, “substantial” would mean at least a difference in 10% in how much support would be paid.
When should you contact a Pueblo CO divorce lawyer for a modification?
Some factors that may lead to a child support modification include a significant change in household income, a reduction in daycare expenses, a new parenting schedule, shared custody, or emancipated children.
In most cases, Colorado family court will schedule a modification hearing that will determine whether the support order will change, but keep in mind that no matter how far off this hearing is, any changes to the support order will be retroactive to the date of filing. The only exception to this is when the court finds that a retroactive judgment would cause undue hardship or substantial injustice.
Processing a modification in child support - or any other type of post-decree issue - can be quite tedious and time consuming, but a Pueblo CO divorce lawyer can help. Contact the attorneys at the Marrison Family Law LLC for a free consultation.