College: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Degree: BA, Economics, 1993... more
College: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Degree: BA, Economics, 1993 Law School: University of Denver School of Law Degree: JD, 2001 Degree: Masters, Legal Administration, 2001 Member: Colorado Bar ... view profile
Matthew Clawson is a second generation Colorado trial attorney. Matthew brings a... more
Matthew Clawson is a second generation Colorado trial attorney. Matthew brings a great amount of enthusiasm and energy to his law practice, focusing primarily on litigation. Since being in practice, he has tried hundreds of cases before juries and judges. He has also been very successful resolving cases without going to court. Matthew has represented doctors, lawyers, executives of fortune 500 ... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation.