COLORADO CHILD SUPPORT LAWS & REGULATIONS UPDATE 2023
A DECADE OF CHANGE: AN OVERVIEW OF COLORADO’S CHILD SUPPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS TIMELINE (2013-2023)
Colorado has witnessed notable developments in its child support laws and regulations over the last decade, demonstrating its commitment to ensuring the welfare of children and families. This article presents a concise summary of the key changes in Colorado’s child support laws and regulations from 2013 to 2023.
2013: Guideline Revisions
– Revisions to child support guidelines to reflect evolving economic conditions and needs.
2014: Shared Parenting Consideration
– Consideration of shared parenting arrangements in child support calculations.
2015: Income Calculation Clarity
– Clarification of income calculation methods to ensure accurate child support assessments.
2016: Health Insurance Coverage
– Inclusion of health insurance coverage as a factor in determining child support obligations.
2017: Online Payment Facilities
– Introduction of online platforms for convenient child support payment submission.
2018: Parental Financial Transparency
– Emphasis on parental financial transparency for fair child support calculations.
2019: Expense Sharing Adjustments
– Adjustments to expenses shared between parents, influencing child support amounts.
2020: Cost of Living Updates
– Periodic updates to child support amounts based on changes in the cost of living.
2021: Noncustodial Parent Engagement
– Encouragement of noncustodial parent involvement in child support proceedings.
2022: Alternative Dispute Resolution
– Exploration of alternative dispute resolution methods for child support disputes.
2023: Continuous Enhancement
– Ongoing evaluation and enhancement of child support laws to align with evolving needs.
Colorado’s dedication to refining its child support laws and regulations demonstrates its commitment to providing a supportive environment for children and families. By adapting its legal framework and integrating modern tools, the state ensures that child support proceedings remain fair, effective, and responsive to the needs of all parties involved.
Among the unique provisions in Colorado law, all children are covered by a health insurance mandate that forces the parent to provide private health insurance even if some services provided by Medicaid.
This cost is split by both parents. Child support in Colorado is pegged not only to the income of the parents, but also the measure of what families with comparative income spend on their children.
The child support obligation depends on the number of visitations the non-custodial parents are allowed as well as associated child care costs.
Colorado state authorities can withhold a number of state benefits for the non-payment of child support, denying the evading on custodial parent licenses, lottery winnings as well as reporting the delinquent debt to credit bureaus.