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Colorado Child Support Enforcement

Child support enforcement helps ensure children are getting the financial support they need while growing up. There are a number of ways to to collect unpaid child support in Colorado. Parents who fail to pay child support may face penalties, such as:

  • Credit Bureau Reporting - Colorado Child Support Enforcement continues to refer unpaid child support cases to major credit reporting agencies as long as payments are due.
  • Income Related Enforcement - The Colorado Child Support Enforcement agency garnishes wages to collect in unpaid child support cases.
    • Income Assignments Against Employment Wages
    • New Hire Reporting
    • Unemployment Compensation Benefits
    • Worker's Compensation Benefits
  • Intercepts - Colorado Child Support Enforcement is allowed to seize payouts to collect in unpaid child support cases and takes priority over other state agency collections.
    • Colorado State Revenue Tax Offset
    • Federal Tax Offset
    • Federal Administrative Payment Offset
    • Financial Institution Data Match
    • Gambling Payment Intercept
    • Lottery Winnings Intercept
    • State Vendor Offset
    • Unclaimed Property Offsets
  • Judicial Actions - The Child Support Enforcement in Colorado has the right to issue legal orders against unpaid child support cases.
    • Contempt
    • Federal Prosecution
    • Garnishment
      • Continuing Writ of Garnishment
      • Writ of Garnishment with Notice of Exemption and Pending Levy
    • Judgments
    • Liens - Real and Personal Property
    • Rule 69
  • Suspensions and Denials - Colorado Child Support Enforcement has the right to suspend licenses and deny issuing legal documents in unpaid child support cases.
    • Driver's License Suspension
    • Passport Denial
    • Professional Occupational License Suspension
    • Recreational License Suspension

Colorado divorce laws outline how the divorce court determines Colorado child support. Speak with a local Colorado divorce lawyer to find out how much child support you can expect to receive from your spouse. A Colorado divorce attorney can work with you to modify child support if you feel your payments are too much. Connect with a local Colorado divorce lawyer by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Colorado divorce case review. Protect your child's financial future, as well as your own by getting help from a legal professional today.

The above synopsis of Colorado divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Colorado divorce lawyer in your area.

Colorado divorce laws were last updated April 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.