Child support is one of the busiest areas of law in Colorado. There are different ways to establish child-support including paternity, divorce, and custody cases. Child support is calculated based upon the income of both parents and the number of overnights both parents have. Parents get credit for paying for things like day care and medical insurance, and they get credit if they have other children. Colorado courts take payment of child support very seriously and most people don’t understand this, but child support is based off of your gross income. You’re expected to pay child support before you pay anything else. Colorado courts will hold people in contempt for failure to pay child support, so if your child support order is incorrect you need to have it fixed. Consider calling the Kolberg Law Firm for help.