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Dealing With Reduced Income Concerns

If you or your child’s other parent have experienced job loss due to the spread of COVID-19 or the wider public safety measures put into effect, you are not alone. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, unemployment claims are at record highs..

If you have lost your job  or had a significant reduction in hours and are unable to pay court ordered child support or maintenance, you must act now. You must immedately file a Motion to Modify your maintenance or child support, since any modification is retroactive to the date of filing the motion, and not the date you lost your job.   Do not wait to file!    Act now!   Any delay in filing will cost you money since you will be obligated to continue to pay the court ordered amount until the court orders otherwise.  If possible, continue to pay something so that you can show the court that you are making a good faith effort..

The family  law firm of Sharon D. Liko, P.C. can help with your concerns.  Call (303) 534-4888 or contact us online to speak with a  family law attorney today.

 

Maintaining a Shared Custody Schedule

Although the future of the COVID-19 virus is unclear, in the State of Colorado, a parent requires a valid court order to withhold parenting time. This means that a parent who fears a visit with the other parent may endanger their child must seek protection from a family law judge in the form of a motion to restrict parenting time or a protective order.

Parents likely feel overwhelmed by the need to continue to provide for their families financially while personally caring for their children’s education, safety, and well-being. Adapting to the initial shock of a changed life and creating a new daily routine pose many of the challenges. Unfortunately, some parents may use this uncertain time as an opportunity to gain leverage rather than prioritize the interests of the children.

The family  law firm of Sharon D. Liko, P.C. can help with your concerns.  Call (303) 534-4888 or contact us online to speak with a family law attorney today.