I’m not entirely sure that divorce will happen, but my main concern is how much I’ll end up paying for child support. I think I’ve done my math right, based on the days I would have my son over night but I’m just really not sure.
Child support in Colorado is based on a formula. The Court simply inputs the monthly gross incomes of the parents, any child care costs either parent pays, any health insurance premiums either parent pays and the number of overnights the child is with the parents. The child support worksheets are available online or I would suggest that you get in touch with an experienced family law attorney who can run the numbers for you,
The Colorado State Judicial Department has child support worksheets available on its website, but one of the problems you face at this time is not knowing what information will go into the worksheet. You may know what parenting time you would like, but if your spouse does not agree with the schedule you want, the number of overnights is up in the air until a court enters an order. Also, you may not have an accurate feel for what "income" means under the child support statute. This is the kind of thing for which you would need an in-person consultation with a family law attorney, not an answer on an online Q&A forum.
This answer is provided as general information about a legal issue, is not legal advice specific to a particular case, and does not create a lawyer-client relationship with the person asking the question.
You will need to know the income of the other party and the parenting time overnights. As indicated this is done via a formula that takes those issues as well as many other issues into account (health insurance, daycare, extraordinary expenses...etc.) You can, as indicated find support calculations online. Keep in mind that maintenance (alimony) may make a large difference in child support.
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