Most people get married intending to lead a long life together. However, circumstances and people can change, and the end result is often that a couple chooses to part. A divorce is a stressful time for everyone involved. Informing friends and family of the impeding end of the marriage can be an additional source of stress, especially to those who might not have been privy to the strife that led to the decision to divorce.
Marriage is a happy institution for many Colorado couples, but we all know that not every marriage was meant to be. For some people divorce is the best option for their pursuit of happiness. In particular, a high-asset divorce can be difficult because not just emotions are involved. Complex business assets, taxes and the vagaries of property categories can induce a headache if one doesn't have the proper legal assistance.
When child custody disputes play out in court, it is ultimately up to the judge to rule on what outcome would best serve the interests of the child. In that respect, the judge has a lot of latitude. Because of the amount of discretion family law judges have in child custody cases, it is important that the judge be ethically beyond reproach.
It is important for litigants in Colorado child custody disputes to remember that orders issued by the court are compulsory, and parties who intentionally defy a child custody order could face serious legal consequences, including loss of custody rights and even criminal charges.