How We Can Help
If the other parent is not listed on a child’s birth certificate, the Child Support Services Division can help to identify and locate the other parent. We can start the process to establish parentage/paternity with a signed admission of parentage/paternity from the other parent or utilize genetic testing to confirm parentage/paternity.
Establishing a Child or Medical Support Order
The Child Support Services Division has the authority to establish child support orders administratively without the need to go to Court. Most orders are established administratively, however, at times a court hearing will be necessary.
Enforcing a Support Order
If you already have a child support court order, or our office has established a court order, the non-custodial parent will receive a monthly child support statement for payment through Family Support Registry. If there is an interruption in payments, the Child Support Services Division can use a variety of enforcement remedies to encourage payment. Obligors are notified before a remedy occurs.
The Child Support Services Division works cooperatively with other states to establish/enforce child support court orders when a non-custodial parent lives out of state. When the non-custodial parent lives outside the U.S., there are a handful of countries with which we work to establish/enforce child support orders also.
Modifying a Child or Medical Support Order
Parents may request a review of a child support order if there has been a change in circumstances, such changes in salary, medical coverage for the child, day care costs, or number of overnights.
The Child Support Services Division can review both parents’ circumstances and the support calculation using the Colorado Child Support Guidelines. An order may only be modified if the re-calculation results in a change of at least 10% from the amount already ordered.