The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in In re Marriage of Johnson on Monday, September 26, 2016.
Interest on Child Support Debt—Laches.
The Supreme Court considered whether a father may rely on the doctrine of laches to defend against a mother’s claim for the interest on his child support debt. The Court concluded that laches may be asserted as a defense to a claim for interest on child support arrearages. The Court therefore reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeals, which had concluded otherwise, and remanded this case for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Summary provided courtesy of The Colorado Lawyer.