Custody statute is bad math

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

William Farrell is a stand-up guy who works hard to provide for his two kids.

But the Longmont resident says a revision to Colorado's child-custody statute is forcing him and thousands of others to work even harder.

The statute in question is 14-10-115. It allows children born after a divorce to be factored into child-support payments. It increases payments when the custodial parent has another child. But it can also lessen benefits for kids when the noncustodial parent has another child.

"It bothers me extremely," Farrell said. "Without using four - letter words, it's really unfair to have to support a child born years after the divorce."

Farrell has primary custody of the two daughters, ages 5 and 7, he had with his ex-wife. She gets the kids every other weekend.

Farrell said his ex-wife, who could not be reached for comment, has four kids by three fathers. Her last child was born in June.

Before the revised law took effect Jan. 1, you were only responsible for the children you brought into this world.

Not any more.

I can't believe this at all. What is Colorado thinking. oops I forgot it's all about the money. read more here


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