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Parenting time is worth protecting after divorce

After the dust settles from your divorce, it may take some time to adjust to sharing custody of your child. Many parents struggle to find healthy means of communication with their exes, even though they must work together to provide a good life for their child.

In some cases, one parent or the other may abuse the other parent's right, complicating their relationship with the child or depriving them of their court-ordered custody time. In many instances, this is parenting time interference, which courts don't take lightly. A parent who violates the other parent's rights may face a number of punishments, including loss of privileges and mandatory make-up days for lost custody time.

Make sure you don't make these estate planning mistakes

When a person first starts to think about planning their estate, it is likely that they feel confused as to where to start. Over the years, different assets in the form of property and insurance or retirement plans can be difficult to plan. You may also be conflicted on how you would like to distribute your assets, especially when you have grandchildren or expect to have grandchildren in the near future.

It is important that you read considerably on some best practices when it comes to planning your estate in the state of Colorado, and that as well as knowing what to do, you learn what mistakes are commonly made so that you can consciously avoid them.

How the child's wishes can affect Colorado custody

Across the United States, child custody decisions are made by the courts based upon what the judge determines to be in childrens' best interests. Primarily, this decision-making process seeks to safeguard the children, ensuring that they are not in an environment that is abusive or unsafe.

However, determining what is in the best interests of the child from the perspective of growth and building relationships is highly subjective, and extremely dependent on the child's age.

Travel plans with a child custody order can be challenging

There are many things that take special consideration after you go through a divorce involving minor children. One of these is having to plan carefully if you travel with your children. There are some specific Colorado laws that you have to consider in these cases.

If you are planning on traveling with your children and have a child custody order in place, you might have some specific terms that you have to abide by. For this reason, your first step is checking the custody paperwork to find out if you have to notify your ex or the court of the plans or if you have geographical limitations for where you can travel with your children. Here are some other considerations.

Protecting your assets in a Colorado divorce

The decision to file for a divorce can be a tough one. You may have come to the conclusion that it makes no sense from a financial perspective, but that in order to live a happy and fulfilled life, it is what you must do.

On the other hand, you may not have had any say in whether you had to deal with divorce papers since your partner was the one who filed. In this case, you may be forced to take the necessary steps in order to protect your assets quickly and learn about the best strategies to put in place.

Living arrangements can secure child custody

When you are filing for custody in the state of Colorado, it is important to make sure that you have done what you can to increase your chances of getting the result you seek. Whether you are filing for sole custody or for shared custody with the other parent, you will need to show not only that you are a competent and loving parent, but that you have an appropriate accommodation and environment for your child.

Having a suitable living accommodation can make all the difference in a child custody filing in Colorado. In ensuring that you have created a suitable living environment, there are certain factors that you should consider based on your specific situation. These factors are what the judges will use to make their decision. Therefore, it is important that you make these considerations ahead of time.

Creating a business contract: 3 tips

Starting a business is an exciting venture. You get the opportunity to create something from scratch. You create the feeling of the business from the ground up. You build a client base and have all the control.

When you're interested in opening a business, one thing you should be familiar with is a business contract. It's likely you'll need to develop relationships with other businesses, so you need to take time to create a solid contract that holds you and the other party accountable for your actions.

Driving safely saves lives: Avoiding reckless behaviors

There's no question that driving dangerously puts yourself and others in danger. Drivers who are reckless tend to cause accidents. They focus on their own needs and wants instead of following the traffic laws. They may weave in and out of traffic, text and look away from the road or be otherwise preoccupied.

Dangerous driving is a habit everyone needs to break. Getting behind the wheel and doing anything other than paying attention to the road and traffic laws is a risk you shouldn't take. Here are a few things you can do to stay safer.

If you've ever wondered why you need an estate plan, read this

Many people think that only the very rich need estate planning. In reality, even if you only own a modest home in Fort Collins or if you do not think you have enough assets to make it worthwhile, you should still put an estate plan in place. Not only will an estate plan give you peace of mind in case the worst happens, having one will alleviate the burden and stress to your family caused by your death.

There are various other reasons why you should consider starting your estate plan sooner rather than later. Here is a start on why you need an estate plan.

Spinal cord injuries are sometimes difficult to spot

A car crash can lead to very serious injuries. One of these is the spinal cord injury, which can be life-impacting in ways that you might not realize. There are many things that you need to realize about spinal cord injuries if there are any signs that you might be suffering from one.

There are some cases in which injuries might not seem like a spinal cord injury when they are. This is because some spinal cord injuries are incomplete. These injuries can have some function and sensation below the level of the injury, which is what might lead to you thinking that all is well.

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