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How to handle child custody negotiations with a narcissist

When a Colorado marriage goes south, it is not uncommon for spouses to begin accusing one another of various personality deficiencies. Every forgotten anniversary or failure to keep the garage clean can become a symptom of an imagined larger problem. In some cases, however, there are true personality disorders at play, which can make divorce and child custody negotiations nothing short of a nightmare. The following tips can help spouses move through this process as swiftly and with as little turmoil as possible.

Child custody case centers on medical marijuana use

A couple is faced with losing their parental rights in a case that has garnered media attention in Colorado and across the nation. The couple have five children, all of whom were removed from their parents' care by the Department of Children and Families in their state of residence. According to the parents, that child custody move was done to prevent the family from moving to Colorado, where the parents would have access to legal medical marijuana.

Handling child custody appropriately benefits children

When a Colorado family is preparing to divorce, the most pressing priority is usually how the change in family structure will impact their children. It is impossible to deny that divorce can be disruptive in the life of a child, but recent research suggests that the manner in which parents handle divorce and child custody matters is more important than the fact of the divorce itself. These findings underscore the importance of working together to reach a settlement with which everyone can live.

Child custody case results from online "prank" videos

Many Colorado residents are aware of the online video sharing platform known as YouTube. Users are able to upload and share videos on virtually any topic, which can then be viewed, downloaded and made use of by individuals around the globe. In a recent child custody matter, a couple has lost access to their five children after reports of inappropriate video content uploaded to their YouTube channel, which is known as DaddyOFive.

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones loses child custody case

Some Colorado readers are familiar with the work of Alex Jones, the man behind InfoWars, which is a platform for many different conspiracy theories and alt-right viewpoints. While Jones usually makes headlines over his dramatic proclamations and other publicity efforts, he has recently been in the news for a far less public reason. Jones has lost a child custody case that has gone on for some time now. Some say that his loss was due in part to some questionable behavior in the courtroom.

State Supreme Court rules on sexual orientation and child custody

When a family goes before a court of law to argue on issues of custody, the court is required to consider a wide range of matters that pertain to the best interests of the child or children at the center of the case. Just as no two families are ever exactly alike, nor are any two child custody cases, in Colorado or any other state. That is why the role of a family court judge is so important; he or she is expected to approach each case on its own merits, and to make a decision based on a blend of many different factors.

Remember tax changes after a child custody case

As tax season gets into full swing, many Colorado residents have not given proper thought to how a recent divorce could impact their tax scenario. For those who obtained the bulk of child custody rights as part of the divorce, this tax year could shake out far differently from years past. It is important to understand how a custody case can impact taxes, and to plan accordingly.

Dr. Phil episode leads father to ask for child custody changes

When two parents split, in Colorado or elsewhere, one of their first priorities is determining how to divide parenting time and responsibility. It is not uncommon for one parent to retain the bulk of child custody rights, and for the other to have liberal visitation. This arrangement works for many families, but can lead to problems for others. An example is found in the case of a father who is asking for more input into his daughter's life after a controversial appearance on the Dr. Phil television show.

Facing an abusive partner during a child custody case

Leaving an abusive situation is one of the most difficult challenges that a Colorado resident can face. When the abusive partner also shares a child with the victim, things can become even more complicated. Many parents simply remain in an abusive situation for fear that they will lose access to their child if they try to leave the relationship. Others will decide that they simply cannot stay, and will enter into a child custody case with their former partner.

Making Joint Custody Works

The aftermath of a divorce can be rough, especially for the child who is caught in the middle a joint custody arrangement. That is why special care must be taken to ensure that the new reality of joint custody does not prove to be too taxing for the child. You need to be careful not to criticize your ex-spouse too much in front of your child, since this can have a negative effect on the child's relationship with the parent and possibly affect all future relationships the child cultivates. The custody arrangement should be focused on making life easier for the child. Remember that the child is not a trophy to be won from the other parent but a human being with feelings and emotions.

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