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The personal nature of domestic violence charges

We recently discussed some of the ways that domestic violence accusations can impact child custody. This is one of the most traumatic things that you might have to deal with in your life because it has to do with your own children. Everyone involved in these cases needs to think about how every decision will impact the children.

There isn't ever an easy way to deal with domestic violence charges because they pit you against someone who you are close to. This is another thing that can make these charges difficult to deal with. Not only do you have to think about the penalties, you also have to think about how your relationships will be impacted by the charge.

Social media may backfire on your divorce

Amid pictures of adorable pets and sunny vacations, you are sure to see Facebook posts from your friends complaining about their miserable jobs, their migraines and the latest political headlines. While all of these may be a normal part of social media for many in Colorado, some posts can create serious complications for you if you are going through a divorce.

Some may consider Facebook or other social media posts a natural way to blow off steam. Your friends may even suggest that it will help you to cope if you share your feelings about your divorce or your efforts to move on afterward. However, psychologists warn that oversharing during this delicate time may have the opposite effect and may, in some cases, be detrimental to your divorce case.

Domestic violence directly impacts child custody

Child custody cases hinge on what is best for the children. When domestic violence is a factor in the divorce, there is a good chance that the court is going to consider this in the child custody case. No matter which side of the case you are on, you should know how this might impact the case.

Courts tend to look at the severity of the abuse when they are trying to determine how to handle the children. The duration of the abuse will also be considered because these factors are considered indications of future abuse.

Have someone on your side who will fight for you in a divorce

As you go through a divorce, you need to know that you have someone on your side who is going to fight for your best interests. This is what we are here to do. We want you to know that we are here to help you find out what options you have so that you can make decisions based on the choices.

One thing that you have to remember when you are ending your marriage is that you might not be able to get your way about everything. Your ex is going to have a say in the negotiations, so you must be prepared to work with him or her on these matters.

Plan carefully when divorcing a narcissist

Narcissistic people are difficult to deal with. In some ways, they take every situation as a challenge or a contest. When you are married to a narcissist, you might have learned how to deal with this superior attitude. What you might not realize is that you are going to have to reevaluate your strategy if you opt to end your marriage to the narcissist.

There are several things that you can do to make the situation a bit easier for you. One of these is to go into each meeting prepared for what might come. There is a good chance that your ex is going to try to run the show. While you can't do much about that, you can control your reaction to these antics.

Get along with your ex to make custody matters easier

We recently discussed how you and your ex trying to get along in a child custody situation might help your children to adjust to the new situation. The truth here is that getting along can also make the arrangement much easier for you.

When you and your ex can work together to raise your children, your stress level is likely going to remain lower than if you are always having to wage war with your ex. Since you aren't as stressed, you can enjoy the time that you have with your child.

When deciding custody, what does the judge want to know?

Do you feel as though you tried everything to work out a custody arrangement with the other parent? Were you unable to reach an acceptable compromise? Are you now facing an impasse that means that you and the other parent will need to rely on the court to make a decision for you?

Not every Colorado couple can work out their custody issues without help from the court, and that's okay. The courts are there to help when parents can't agree. Whether you seek joint custody or sole custody, the court will keep the best interests of the children in mind when making a decision. In order to determine what that means for your children, the court will need to know a few things about you and the other parent. 

What's your business really worth? It matters during a divorce.

When a Colorado couple decides to move forward with a divorce, the process will involve the division of marital property and resolving other important issues, such as child custody. Property division is one the most hotly contested issues in a divorce, and this is particularly true for couples with an interest in valuable assets, such as a small business. 

When a small business is in question during a divorce, one of the most crucial steps is seeking a current, accurate valuation of that business. Appropriately valuing all important assets is the foundation of a fair property division settlement, and when your financial future is at stake, business valuation could be crucial.

Try to minimize sibling rivalry during a divorce

Going through a divorce is stressful for the adults; however, the situation doesn't stop there. When children are involved, the children can sometimes experience the effects of a divorce.

Sibling rivalry is something that might creep up or become more pronounced when the parents are going through a divorce. There are several ways that you can discourage the children from trying to go after each other due to the divorce.

Think carefully about a plan when you leave an abuser

The forms of domestic violence that might be present in a relationship can range from trying to control the person through violence or by using mental tricks to gain the upper hand. In all of these cases, the victim of the domestic violence is the person who will suffer.

If you decide that you are ending the relationship with the person who is abusing you, make sure that you are prepared to make the break. This isn't always easy, but there are a few things that you can do that might make it a bit less stressful and easier to cope.

If you need help, contact us as soon as possible.

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