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The higher earning parent will typically pay child support to the other parent. CO has an income share approach, which takes into account the parties' respective income and the visitation schedule.
Basically, this formula generally combines the gross incomes of both parents, sets a basic Child Support obligation based on the combined parental incomes, and divides the Child Support obligation between the parents based on their shared total parental income.
Child support continues until the child reaches age 18, or graduates from high school - whichever occurs last.
A child support calculator can be downloaded here- https://childsupport.state.co.us/siteuser/do/vfs/Frag?file=/cm:calcPayments.jsp
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There is now also a calculator available for alimony and the court will also consider the statutory mandated factors -
The calculator is available here:
While alimony can generally be negotiated between the parties, the court is more strict on child support, as they try to ensure that both parents are contributing to the child's support.
But generally with that kind of disparity of income there will be an award of support, (at least temporarily for the alimony)
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