When a Colorado resident goes through divorce, that process is handled through a specific court that focuses on family law matters. Child custody issues will be handled as part of the overall divorce process. However, one state has long separated issues of divorce and child custody, at least for unmarried parents. Public outrage and numerous legal challenges have led to a change in that policy.
If you're in the midst of divorce proceedings, and you have children with your spouse, you will need to create a parenting plan. Hopefully, you and your soon-to-be ex can reach an agreement about your parenting plan out of court and save time, money and prevent stress as a result.
For Colorado parents who are raising children after a separation or divorce, having the financial means to do so is a primary concern. In many cases, a noncustodial parent is tasked with making child support payments to help with those costs. When child support goes unpaid, families suffer. One state is looking at an unusual approach to boost collections of unpaid child support.
As Colorado parents prepare to divorce, there are a number of factors that must be considered. For those who share one or more children, child custody will likely play a central role throughout the divorce process. Choosing the right attorney to complete a child custody case is important, and is a decision that can have a lasting impact on everyone involved.
When a Colorado couple decides to go their separate ways, reaching an agreement on how to divide marital assets is a big focus of the divorce process. For those who have pets, provisions are often included regarding pet care and expenses. If those terms are not met after the divorce is made final, the matter may go before a court of law. An example is found in an unusual property division disagreement regarding a particularly pampered pooch.