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.
Causes of Parental Kidnapping
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 ProperlyColorado 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.
Every divorce situation has different financial assets, different needs for children or pet custody, and different expectations for what contact each person will have with their previous spouse. However, most people in modern relationships have one thing in a common: social media accounts.
Social media allows for intensive sharing of your personal life, and for many people, sharing details and photos is second nature. However, during your divorce, your lawyer might advise you to change the way you use your social media accounts. You may even want to temporarily retire your online presence until your divorce agreements are finalized.
The Law Office of Greg Quimby is pleased to announce that Erica Vasconcellos now facilitates mediation for family law cases. She completed the 40 hours of Mediation Training and has been practicing family law for over 13 years. She has regularly used mediation in her practice. Now she can provide mediation services for attorneys with family law cases. She has successfully negotiated some of the toughest cases.
Mediation can help parties come to an agreement which allows them the flexibility that the court may not provide for their individualized cases. Parties that are able to come to an agreement can control the outcome of their case. Erica is looking forward to helping parties through the mediation process.