Legal issues related to family law can be difficult for many people to understand, especially because emotions and tensions are often high when discussing these issues. Child custody is a difficult topic to approach, especially when two people dearly love a child.
Since emotions are often so high in the child custody process, many people fall prey to common myths associated with child custody. Here are some of the most common myths.
When you divorce and have children together, one of the most important parts of the process is the arrangement of custody. Different types of custody arrangements exist for a variety of circumstances. In some cases, one parent may believe they should have sole legal and physical custody of the children.
The determination of sole custody is difficult, as it implies the other parent is not fit to make legal decisions or have physical custody of the children without permission from the sole custody holder. The idea of sole custody is difficult to contend with and is typically awarded in severe circumstances. The following are some reasons why one parent may receive sole custody.
Colorado, like other states, has laws against parental abduction of children. Laws don't always prevent crime, however, and although it’s rare, sometimes parents still take children against the will of other parents.
If your relationship with your child’s other parent worries you, read this blog to learn the common motivations behind parental abduction and the telltale signs that may precede it so you can stop it.
Divorce is unpleasant enough if you not getting along with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse, but a domestic violence accusation makes matters more difficult. Whether you are the one making the accusations, or the one being accused, domestic violence restraining orders, or DVROs, complicate child custody arrangements.
Here are some things you should know about how DVROs affect child custody arrangements and visitations.
How Can One File a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?
The division of assets and debts is one of the most controversial and complicated stages in a divorce. The division gets even more complicated for certain items people consider special or valuable. Here are a few examples of such items and how their division usually unfolds.
States each handle engagement rings differently. In some states, the ring belongs to both people, while in other states, the ring is a gift that the recipient gets to keep. Colorado is one of the states that take the latter approach. Each person gets to keep the wedding bands and engagement rings they received from the other person.
The rationale is that the engagement ring is a conditional gift that one person gives the other before marriage. You satisfy the condition of the gift once the marriage actually happens. Thus, you get to keep the gift when you divorce because you have already met the condition. However, you have to return the rings if you break the engagement before marriage.
Parents of a child with autism often find themselves in a struggle to maintain a positive and fruitful relationship. Many such parents report unique strains in their marriage, such as less time to spend together as a couple and decreased patience with their spouse.
Despite the challenges that occur in families where at least one child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 2012 survey of more than 77,000 parents found that the parents of a child with autism divorce at the same rate as other couples. Still, some children with autism do experience their parents’ divorce, and that event can have significant effects on their well-being.
You have a major task on your hands if you have to divide a business in your divorce. The following are some useful measures to help you with the division.
Categorize the Business Properly
Colorado is an equitable division state, which means Colorado courts don't necessarily divide marital assets equally. Rather, the courts divide marital assets in a fair manner and take into account various factors, such the value of your separate assets, how much debt you have, and the length of your marriage.
After a divorce, a trip with your children should be a happy and restful reprieve. During the divorce, you and your spouse should have created a parenting plan which outlines your plans to co-parent the kids after the divorce. Vacation time is an important component of the parenting plan.
The plan allows each of you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts or concerns about how the children vacation. Be sure to consider the following points referring to vacation when you develop your parenting plan.
Not every marriage ends in happily ever after. Up to 50 percent of all couples who get married end up getting divorced down the road. If you are divorcing your spouse and you are not on the same page as far as asset separation, debt separation, and child custody go, you may think that going to divorce court is in your future. But there is an alternative.