Once a divorce is made final, Colorado residents should turn their attention toward building a strong financial foundation for the years ahead. For those who are fortunate, the outcome of the property division process will help to create a solid base from which to build upon. Obtaining new lines of credit is an important part of that process for many people, but it can be hard to know where to begin.
Other than ensuring that the division of assets and custody will be fair, one of the most common concerns during divorce is the impact it will have on the children. Divorce can cause a broad range of emotional reactions in children, from depression and anxiety to guilt and anger.
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.
For many Colorado parents, having to provide financial support for their children is not a source of contention. In certain cases, however, parents who are tasked with making child support payments begin to feel as though they are being taken advantage of, and that the money that is being paid is not being used as intended. The following points are offered to help ease child support tensions between parents.
Colorado readers may be aware of a contentious divorce case between Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi Jackson. The pair have made headlines in recent months as they struggle forward in what is shaping up to be a bitter divorce case. In an unexpected development, Jesse Jackson Jr. has voluntarily increased his child support payments.