When I first brought my complicated, long and drawn out case to Sam Stoorman and Nicole Hanson’s table, I expected them to do what most had, shake their heads and turn me away. I had attempted to file on my own after needing a restraining order and a restriction of parenting. I quickly discovered that I needed help after several failed attempts of removing my children from clearly hostile and dangerous environment with their father. After meeting with Mr. Stoorman and Ms. Hanson, I turned over my stacks of papers and accumulated court documents and knew that I finally had found a good one (I had several bad lawyer’s to this point). They were able to suggest ideas such as the use of a Child Family Investigator to help our case. They also helped me to obtain info that I did not have access to and just didn’t know how to get my hands on due to all the red tape and legal issues. Nicole has also been great about any follow-up questions since court. They were highly professional and were able to make the process quick to help me remove my children before anything really bad happened to them. I now have full custody and decision making of the children and they are both doing well and adjusting to a more laid back lifestyle with their step dad and myself where we are able to provide stability and amazing opportunities such as travel, sports and most important, college!
How Much Child Support Will I Have To Pay?
Child support is a monetary payment that a parent pays toward the living expenses of their children. It is not intended to be punishment for the parent that is required to pay support, nor should it be considered a windfall for the parent receiving support.
If you are the parent who is responsible for paying child support, don’t wait until the court holds you in contempt for failing to abide by the terms of your divorce settlement or court order. The child support attorneys at Stoorman, Hanson & van der Valk, P.C. can assist you in establishing manageable child support agreements. We also offer experienced legal counsel in the modification and enforcement of existing orders of support.
Enforcement of Child Support
Failing to follow a court order or judgment regarding child support can cause hardship to the party who receives child support. As a result, Colorado courts take these violations seriously, and a contempt action or judgment can result. Depending on the specific circumstances, consequences can include wage garnishment, money judgments, fines and even possible incarceration of the offending party.
If, for any reason, your former spouse fails to live up to his or her payment obligations, we can assist you with enforcement of court-ordered child support.
If you are the non-custodial parent paying child support, don’t wait until the court holds you in contempt for failing to abide by the terms of your divorce settlement or court order. The child support attorneys at Stoorman, Hanson & van der Valk, P.C. can assist you in establishing manageable child support agreements. We also offer experienced legal counsel in the modification and enforcement of existing orders of support.
Modification of Child Support Payments
In the event of substantial and continuing changes in circumstances, a situation may arise that requires a modification to the amount of child support to be paid. To modify a standing child support agreement, you need to prove that there has been a substantial material change in circumstances for a parent or child. Requests for modification can often be made based on the following changes:
- Change in the child’s needs
- Change in a parent’s financial status
- Change in a parent’s employment status
- Change in a parent’s health condition
- Change in the overnight parenting time schedule
If you find yourself faced with one of the circumstances mentioned above (the above is not an exhaustive list), our experienced family law attorneys can provide you with competent legal representation to petition the court for a fair and appropriate child support award.
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