Family Law

Longmont Child Support Attorneys

Your Trusted Child Custody Advocate

Child custody cases can be complex and emotionally taxing, whether you are working with a cooperative ex-partner or spouse or locked in a contentious dispute. This is why so many families turn to the family law team at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

With over 30 years of experience, we are committed to helping Longmont families overcome unnecessary disputes and reach a fair resolution that prioritizes the well-being of children.

Our “people-first” approach means that while we have a deep understanding of Colorado law and are committed to upholding it, we also recognize that every case is unique. This critical detail is not lost on us, which is why we tailor our strategy to meet the specific needs of your family, ensuring personalized attention and care throughout the legal process.

From negotiating amicable agreements to advocating fiercely in court when necessary, our goal is to secure a positive outcome that supports the best interests of your children and respects your family's dynamics.

Understanding Colorado’s Child Support Guidelines

In Colorado, child support guidelines follow a specific formula that makes support awards consistent and certain.

The state's approach to determining child support is based on “income shares,” meaning children are entitled to a portion of each parent's income. This approach is designed to guarantee that children receive financial support equivalent to what they would have had if their parents were still married or shared custody.

The following are the factors the court takes into consideration when determining child support:

  • Both parents’ gross income
  • Standard of living the child would’ve had if the parents stayed married
  • How many nights the child spends with each parent
  • Child’s significant expenses (e.g. daycare, private school, health insurance, etc.)
  • Parenting travel arrangements/logistics
  • The child’s medical needs
  • Finances resources and needs of both parents

The duty to pay child support often ends when the child becomes 19 years of age or until high school graduation—whichever comes later. If a child has special needs that prevent them from becoming self-sufficient or independent, child support may continue past this typical deadline. To ensure your child will be well-off and happy, talk to our team about arranging for a fair and effective child support amount.

Our Family-First Approach to Child Custody

When you are navigating changing family dynamics you need an ally—expert legal partners who will equip you with the tools and legal strategies you need to achieve a swift and fair resolution. That is what the family law team at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. offers. When you work with us you can expect:

  • Proven legal expertise: Over the last three decades, we’ve built a reputation on competence and compassion. Our reputation speaks for itself and we encourage youto see what our satisfied clients say about us.
  • Expert solutions: We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. You are as unique as your case—this is particularly true when it comes to child support cases. We will work with you to find a custom solution tailored to your needs and goals.
  • A holistic approach to your safety and legal needs: Our Longmont team has deep knowledge of all matters related to family law, and that includes child support cases. Let us step in and advocate on your behalf.
  • Compassionate guidance: We believe in efficiency, but not at the expense of kindness and compassion. Our Longmont child support team is dedicated to helping clients overcome common legal obstacles with care.

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Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.: Three Decades of Family Law Service

Whether you are navigating the complexities of child support, adoption, property division, custody issues, or other family law matters, the legal team at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. is here to assist you. With over 30 years of experience, our expert legal team is here to guide you toward the best possible outcome and ensure your voice is heard. Contact us today!

We’ve Helped Others Like You

The staff at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin are professional, conscientious, and sensitive to the needs of the client. Through incredibly overwhelming situations, my concerns were validated while keeping me on track in the process. If I could give them another star, I would do so.
Terry B.

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