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Child Support in Colorado

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The Basics of Child Support in Colorado

Child support determinations are based upon the total gross monthly income of each parent and each parent's number of overnights with the child.  


Temporary support orders can be entered while a case is pending.

In Colorado, child support continues until the child turns 19 years old (or the child becomes an emancipated minor). 

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Calculating Child Support in Colorado

The state supplies free software to calculate your child support obligation.

The actual calculation is an equation factoring in gross monthly income, number of overnights with each parent, daycare, health insurance, and multipliers varying on gross income and number of children.

A parent's gross income number can be reduced by existing maintenance or child support payments to another parent. 

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