My question involves child support in the State of: Colorado
My ex-girlfriend just recently gave birth to my daughter. She got pregnant at the very end of our relationship and we weren't able to reconcile our differences. We attempted to work out a parenting plan, but she was only willing to give me 10 hours a week of supervised visitation for the first year of our daughters life, with overnights not beginning until a year and a half. I am a father of 2 twins and have 75% custody of them, I am by all accounts an excellent Father so there is no justification for her need to supervise my visits. Additionally, these visits are difficult as I'd have 2 toddlers in tow. Right now it looks like we're in for a long legal battle, I'm assuming the interim parenting plan won't give me any overnights. Since the Colorado child support worksheet is based on overnights does this mean she has 100% custody? Does the child support calculation take into account the $1600 I'm currently paying a month for day care of my twins? I'm afraid that if she can claim 100% custody the child support payments are going to make it very difficult if not impossible for me to meet my current obligations.
Additionally, does anyone have any insight on when Colorado will grant overnight visitation when both parents are equally capable of child care? Our daughter will be in day care as soon as she goes back to work so she's already planning on pumping. I've done tons of research and it appears that it's in the best interest of our daughter to have overnights as soon as possible, but she very much disagrees and I know traditionally courts tend to stay away from overnights early on.
Any insight anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.