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Colorado Child Support Resources

Child Support Q&A for Single Parents in Colorado


Whether you need to file for child support in Colorado or request a child support modification, the following "Frequently Asked Questions" will help you access local resources:

How do I find my local child support agency?

Start by visiting the Colorado Division of Child Support Enforcement website, which includes a search tool called "Find County Offices" to help you locate your local OCSE. Alternatively, you can call 2-1-1 to find the office nearest you.

How do I file for child support in Colorado?

The following steps will help you establish a child support order in Colorado:

  1. Become familiar with Colorado's child support guidelines.

  2. Optional: Use the Colorado Child Support Calculator to estimate the amount of child support you will receive.

  3. Print an application for child support services in Colorado.

  4. Submit the application online or in person at your local child support agency. (Please note that there is a one-time $20 application fee.)

  5. Once your child support order has been established, sign up online to receive payments through Colorado's FSR card or through direct deposit.

How do I file for a child support modification in Colorado?

Visit Colorado's Changing an Order page to request an adjustment. Note that either parent can request a modification as long as he or she can prove a "substantial and continuing" change in circumstances.

Where can I access federal child support resources?

There are several federal resources available to you, including:

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