Colorado Child Support Software & Custody X Change: More Accurate Calculations
Get the most accurate child support amounts when you combine Custody X Change with Custom Legal Software's Colorado Child Support.
When Colorado Child Support asks you for timeshare percentages, don't rely on guesswork or estimates. Instead, use Custody X Change to calculate total parenting time numbers from any custody schedule.
Enter those numbers into the appropriate field in the Colorado Child Support program for an accurate and fair child support amount based on Colorado's guidelines.
Custody X Change calculates parenting time percentages. Use it together with Colorado Child Support to have more accurate child support calculations.
Using Colorado Child Support calculation software can increase your efficiency and accuracy when it comes to family law calculations. Colorado child support guidelines are complicated, requiring you to count up all the overnights, or where the children sleep, as one of the factors in the state's child support formula.
Colorado Child Support takes the raw data you enter about each parent's income, deductions, allowances and the timeshare percentage from the client's custody schedule and works out fair and accurate child support amounts.
Child support in Colorado is awarded based on Colorado child support statute, C.R.S. §14-10-115. Its purpose is to ensure that child support orders are sufficient to meet the needs of the children, relevant to the parent's ability to pay.
The parenting time percentage only figures into joint physical custody cases. The sole custody formula doesn't allow for any parenting time credit toward child support. Colorado Child Support factors in this condition, as long as you enter in an accurate timeshare percentage.
Because the Colorado child support guidelines are complex and change frequently, having access to an up-to-date support calculator gives you the confidence to set up support amounts that you can trust.
Colorado Child Support quickly organizes all the data for the case, and presents multiple scenarios so you can evaluate the best course of action with your clients. The program's reports help you communicate better with your clients, because they help the client understand the data and the results.
Among the features of Colorado Child Support software are:
- Updated Colorado support guidelines: Includes the latest and most correct formulas set out by the Colorado state legislative statues to ensure accuracy.
- Multiple client data files: Lets you create multiple files on different clients to store many calculations separately.
- Automatic tax bracket info update: Helps you keep your program current with the latest tax bracket and rate information.
- Printable report capability: Allows you to print out data for yourself or for clients to gain a better understanding of the results.
- Multi-computer licensing: Gives you options for installation on one or more computers.
When you purchase the software, you are also eligible for customer services including Info buttons directly in the program and a PDF instruction file downloadable upon purchase.
Custom Legal Software, the company that developed Colorado Child Support software, created the program to help family law professionals quickly and accurately figure out child support payments for clients. Custom Legal Software also offers child support calculator programs for Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Colorado Child Support has been used throughout the Colorado court system and by family law professionals for more than 20 years.
Colorado Child Support software requires a timeshare percentage for the non-custodial parent in order to figure out child support, based on the guidelines set by the state of Colorado.
Parenting time is the total overnight time each parent spends with their children. To figure out a correct timeshare percentage for Colorado, you must calculate the amount of time the non-residential parent spends with the children.
This information is combined with data concerning each parent's income and the parenting time credit applies to both sole and shared physical custody cases.
Colorado Child Support lets you enter a percentage in order to calculate child support. When clients set up a visitation schedule, it becomes very difficult to calculate a precise timeshare percentage.
Custody X Change software includes a parenting time calculator that shows exactly how much time each parent has with the children. It can provide this data as total number of hours, days or as a percentage of time annually.
When users set up a parenting time schedule, the software automatically counts up all the full, half and quarter days for the non-residential parent. This accurate parenting time total really helps you use Colorado Child Support software.
Use Custody X Change to get accurate parenting time totals, because:
- Parenting time totals are difficult to figure out by hand, because attorneys must add all the quarter, half and full days within a year for the non-residential parent.
- Figuring parenting time totals adjust every time an attorney changes the schedule.
- Calculating and re-calculating any change to the schedule is so complex, some attorneys are forced to estimate or guess.
- Entering parenting time totals calculated from a guess or estimate into the Colorado child support formula means that child support amounts will likely be wrong.
Figuring out child support amounts requires exact numbers, from each parent's income to the amount of credits allowed. Another important number is the parenting time total, or how long each parent is scheduled to be with the children. Correct numbers mean the child support amount is fair and accurate, and Custody X Change delivers accurate totals every time.