When does the payment of child support start and does that affect visitation?

I just got done with mediation today and was concerned that I am not being told
the correct information and I kind of feel that the mediation favored for my wife
and not for me. So I am looking for some advice on what was told to me in
mediation cause I kind of feel it was more about the money and not what is best
for the kids.

Asked on March 22, 2018 under Family Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Child support commences as odf the date it is ordered by the court. As for visitation, the payment of child support is a seperate issue. In other owrds, visitation cannot be prohibited by the custodial parent if child support payments are made late or not at all. 

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Child support starts on the date ordered by the court.  Child support and visitation are separate issues.  Your ex cannot deny you visitation with your children because of a dispute over child support. The parties should agree on a schedule for visitation.


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