Colorado has a statutory guideline for calculating child support. While the court does not ultimately have to follow this calculation, it often does, and if this is not followed, the Court is required by law to explain what child support would be under the statutory guideline and why the guideline was not followed. In any case involving child support, whether it is to establish child support or modify the amount, it is a good idea to start with the child support calculator. As a case moves forward, other factors may come into place that change the amount, but it is often good to start with a basic estimate. Visit my Colorado Child Support Calculator page to access the link to the Colorado Child Support Calculator as well as tips and suggestions to make sure you get the most accurate calculation.