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Which laws govern child custody issues regarding grandparents?

Divorce is seldom easy, and those involving children are often particularly challenging. Colorado parents who divorce often disagree on matters concerning custody and visitation of their children. The court generally believes that children should be provided ample time with both parents following divorce to increase their chances of successfully adapting to new lifestyles. However, in certain circumstances, a parent's presence may be detrimental to children, in which case the court would rule accordingly in the children's best interests.

Nowadays, there appear to be an increase of cases involving grandparents. Some say they should be granted visitation rights while others believe grandparents should be able to sue for physical custody of their grandchildren. State laws vary concerning such issues, and if you're current situation includes problems surrounding the topic, your best means of success may include arming yourself with as much information as possible ahead of time.

Think about each child custody decision you have to make

We recently discussed the severity of child custody interference. This is something that can have a negative impact on the child, so parents would be wise to avoid this issue. This isn't the only issue that can come up in a child custody case. There are a host of other issues that can come up.

We know that you don't want your children in the middle of a long legal battle. This is one reason why parents might have to put their differences aside so they can work together to parent their children. Doing this isn't always easy, but it might help if you remember that you only have to deal with your ex about the children. You don't have to address any other issues.

Child custody interference is a serious legal issue

A child custody order is the backbone of what should happen with your child when you and the other parent aren't in a relationship any longer. When the other parent doesn't keep up his or her end of the order, there is a chance that custody interference might be occurring.

Child custody, or visitation, interference is something that has a negative impact on the child. It is also something that can lead to criminal charges and legal issues for the person who is committing the interference.

The effects of domestic violence on children are considerable

Domestic violence has a negative impact on both parties involved. The alleged abuser and the victim aren't the only two people who are impacted by these events. The children who are in the picture will also have some impacts. We know that this is something that parents might have trouble dealing with.

One way that the children might be impacted is that they aren't able to spend time with both parents. Typically, the person who is accused of spousal abuse will have to stay away from the family home. They might also be ordered to stay away from the children. In some cases, they might be provided supervised visitation.

Spousal abuse is something that requires action and reaction

Domestic violence is something that is very challenging for everyone involved. For the victim, dealing with the effects of injuries, be they emotional or physical, is difficult. For the person accused of domestic violence, the criminal charges and family effects can be devastating.

There are different types of domestic violence that can occur. One of these is physical. This is often the easiest form of domestic violence to see because of the physical marks that it leaves. In severe cases, the alleged victim might need to seek emergency medical care.

Don't focus on your ex when you are going through a divorce

In our previous blog post, we discussed some tips for compromise during a marriage and during a divorce. The fact of the matter is that until the final divorce order is signed, you and your ex might be forced to interact to come up with the settlement that you will have to live with for the rest of your lives. We can help find ways to make this work for you.

Depending on the circumstances of the divorce, you might have more than one area on which you need to work with your ex. If you have children together, you will have to come up with a child custody agreement. This means that you will have to deal with your ex long after the ink dries on the divorce papers because you are both still parents to your children.

How to avoid common parenting plan problems when you divorce

You may be one of many Colorado families who will spend this year's summer adapting to a new lifestyle after divorce. As a parent of several children, you're likely experiencing various levels of anxiety regarding your continuing relationship with your former spouse as a co-parent. Even though you chose to untie your marital knot, you know you will always be connected to your former spouse because of your children. The parenting plan horror stories others have told you have you feeling a little nervous about your own future.

There's a whole list of common problems many parents face when they divorce that are not always easily resolved. As you prepare to create new memories and help your children move forward to a happy, successful future, you'll likely fare best if you know your rights and think ahead to create possible solutions for potential problems that may arise.

Compromise is the key to marriage and divorce

When things get tough in your marriage, you might be tempted to call it quits. Before you make the decision to do that, you should take the time to evaluate what is truly important. There are several things that you will have to consider. However, you must start with the things that irk you the most about your spouse.

You need to take a few moments to think about what kinds of compromises there are that might help you and your spouse to work things out. Does he hate your music and you hate his? Maybe you need to settle on a genre tha is completely different.

Think about your child's future in a child custody case

We recently discussed how adopted children go through the exact same legal process as biological children when their parents divorce. These adopted children might suffer more emotionally because they are facing another life upheaval, especially if they were older when they were adopted.

We know that you probably didn't think your marriage would end like this. Since you can't change the status of the divorce, you should work toward making things easier for the children. One way you can do this is by trying to work through the child custody matters as quickly as possible so that the children can have a stable life, even with the new conditions.

What women should consider in a high-asset divorce

Colorado is an equitable distribution state. This means that, in a divorce, the court will divide a couple's assets and debts fairly, not necessarily equally. The divorce statutes in the state offer guidelines to provide each spouse with comparable means following the dissolution of marriage, instead of an even 50-50 split.

If you are a woman facing a high-asset divorce, you likely have many questions and concerns about the property you will receive following the divorce process. Today, many women have lucrative careers outside the home, but others do not work and focus on taking care of the house and children. In either case, you would do well to keep the following points in mind when seeking your fair share of marital property during your divorce.

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