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Requesting a change to a child support order

We at Frost & Beck PC see many occasions in which one or another parent of a child wishes to request a change to a child support order. Your life may be altered in ways that significantly affect your ability to carry out or live with the original agreement. Individual reasons may vary, but the State of Colorado states that one of two conditions must be met for the courts to consider an adjustment.  You must request at least a 10 percent change to the original dollar amount of the order. Alternately, you may wish the agreement to reflect a change in medical support.

A review is necessary to begin the process of adjusting an established child support order. You can justify a request through one or more of the following developments:

  •        There has been a change in the frequency of overnight stays with you or with the other parent.
  •        The costs of taking care of the child have risen.
  •        Your child has emancipated.
  •        Your income or that of the other parent has changed significantly.

Additionally, your request may be granted if your case has not had a review in three or more years.

You must submit your signed request in writing to the appropriate county Child Support Enforcement Unit. Financial documents, such several years of tax returns, three months of pay stubs, proof of SSI benefits, and medical and childcare receipts may all be used for verification.

The process can be complex, and may take up to six months to resolve. For more information about family issues, please visit our page.

 

 

 

 

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