Are Your Child Support Funds Being Used For Everything But The Child?
Are you someone paying a lot of child support or even just a little, and you’re wondering how that money is being used, and if it’s even being used for the children.
Hi, I’m Marie Drake of the Drake law firm. And I’m here today to talk to you about child support and the accounting for it. The purpose of child support under Colorado law is to pay for food, shelter and clothing for the child as well as activities. And I’m not talking about 30,000 A year for club soccer, I’m talking about reasonable fees for activities. Colorado does not require an annual accounting of where the child support funds are going how they’re being used, it just doesn’t require that. However, if you suspect that child support that you’re paying is being used inappropriately, for example, for gambling, then we need to talk and we need to get to the bottom of it. If you demand and accounting of where the child support money is going, you’re not going to always get one. In fact, it’s pretty rare. You have to have actual evidence I’m talking about like gambling receipts, and also the school reporting that Susie’s arriving in kindergarten hungry. So you’re going to need something concrete, if you want the court to dig in and do what you’re asking the court to do. So remember, demanding and accounting probably won’t result in that accounting. But there’s a lot of other things that we can do for you here at the Drake law firm. And we’re happy to help with changing custody or changing the amount of child support or just troubleshooting with you on what to do going forward after your divorce. Please give us a call.