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Good evening. I an trying to ascertain if pro bono representation received by a former spouse could be considered as income or in-kind benefits for the purpose of calculating child support

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Colorado

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not at this juncture

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to be clear the question is whether the fair market value of free legal services can be added to the recipient's income?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No, my ex-spouse Is receiving pro bono representation from a prominent attorney in Colorado who bills at $450/hr. To date, she has received over $200K in free representation. Is there case law supporting her in-kind benefits may be calculated/included in child support calculations?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
excuse me, he bills at $495/hr. Partner at Sherman & Howard
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I am sorry but I could not find case law that addressed this exact issue. Only appellate cases are published so unless a case was appealed it would not be published and only a small percentage of cases are appealed and reach a judgment. Furthermore pro bono is not common in family law, particularly in such high dollar amounts. However the court may deviate from the statutory guideline and take into consideration the fact that one party did not have any legal expenses, thus giving them more net disposable income, and that equity would require that parent to make a larger percentage contribution based on that fact.
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