For whatever reason, child custody arrangements sometimes hit a snag during the holiday season. Maybe the visitation schedule is new and one or both parents simply aren't used to it yet, or maybe one parent forgets whose year it is to have the kids for the week. In any case, there are some steps parents in Colorado can take to help themselves and their children have a conflict-free holiday.
A lot of ground has been gained in the fight for same-sex marriage rights across the nation over the past few years. This year, more states passed laws that have made it possible for same-sex couples to get married. The Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, making it illegal to refuse federal benefits to same-sex spouses.
Getting divorced can be a difficult and emotional time in a person's life. There are many factors to consider during divorce and with the ever-increasing presence of social media in our lives today, it is important for people getting divorced to understand how social media can impact their divorce.
In Colorado, child custody determinations entail making decisions about parenting plans and the respective roles of parents, with all custody-related aspects being centrally guided by consideration of what is in an affected child's best interests.
Generally, no one gets married expecting the relationship to end. Unfortunately, many married people don't want to talk or even think about divorce, and this often leads to problems when the relationship dissolves. The news that Stevie Wonder has filed for divorce should remind our Colorado readers that it's best to prepare for divorce before it happens.
When your financial situation changes for the worse but you still owe child support, then a child support modification is in order. In Colorado, child support arrangements can be agreed upon by the parents before or during court, but it is up to the non-custodial parent to keep up with the scheduled payments. Otherwise, further litigation could follow, and that means more expenses.
In Colorado and throughout the country, people tend to assume that divorce is easier if children aren't involved. But a recent Huffington Post article poses a question that may be interesting to Fort Collins residents who are going through or considering a divorce. Is the process necessarily easier for couples who don't have kids?
No matter who you are and what your situation is, if you go through a divorce, the process is bound to be painfully difficult. There are potentially complex matters such as the divorce settlement -- which, in most cases, will require decisions from both parties regarding property division and spousal support. But when children are involved, the divorce can be even more trying.