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Child Support Enforcement (2014)

Children & Domestic Matters
Courts & Judicial

Child support is a required payment made by a parent for the financial benefit of a child after a divorce or other dissolution of a relationship. This issue brief summarizes how child support orders are issued, details elements of child support enforcement units and various child support enforcement mechanisms, outlines the Colorado ChildSupport CollectionConsumerProtectionAct, and provides information on cases that involve noncustodial parents who live outside Colorado.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details