For many Colorado parents, having to provide financial support for their children is not a source of contention. In certain cases, however, parents who are tasked with making child support payments begin to feel as though they are being taken advantage of, and that the money that is being paid is not being used as intended. The following points are offered to help ease child support tensions between parents.
Colorado readers may be aware of a contentious divorce case between Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi Jackson. The pair have made headlines in recent months as they struggle forward in what is shaping up to be a bitter divorce case. In an unexpected development, Jesse Jackson Jr. has voluntarily increased his child support payments.
When a relationship goes south and there is a child or children involved, many factors come into play and many questions get brought up. Who will the children live with? How much time will the other parent get with the children? Who will pay child to whom? These questions get resolved either through mediation or through the court system.
After a divorce, it is the responsibility of both parents to contribute towards the upkeep of their child. If one of the ex-spouses is proving unwilling to pay child support, the other can make a formal request to the court for assistance in receiving child support. To open a child support case, the parent needs to get in touch with an attorney, who will direct the parent to fill out an application form online or have it sent to their house for $25. In order to get the order enforced, the noncustodial parent's location and place of work need to be known.