By law, parents must financially support their children, whether they stay together or not. Both parents should help pay for the child’s basic needs (e.g., food, shelter, clothing, and medical care). Courts may also include provisions for the costs of extracurricular activities and experiences that allow a child to develop socially. These could include music lessons, athletic activities, travel, etc.
In contentious divorce or custody cases, or in cases where arguments over money have become the norm, thorough investigations into finances may be required. In particular, arguments about income – how much money a parent makes or how much he or she should make – can become legally complicated.
As an experienced family law practice in Colorado Springs, the attorneys at Dailey Law, P.C. will work with you to ensure that the details of any child support arrangements are as equitable as possible and will support the best interests of your children.