It doesn't happen all the time, but once in a while a Colorado divorce judge might encounter some unusual issues when deciding how a couple's assets should be divided when they divorce. A recent case in Washington State is a perfect example.
23 percent of couples married since 1990 have divorced, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. But that number is lower than it was in the 1980s, when 26 percent got a divorce. There are generally fewer divorces nowadays, but part of that has to do with the way marriage has evolved.
Anyone who is a victim of domestic violence should always attempt to seek help as soon as possible. A Colorado Springs woman did just that last week, and after she did, the man who allegedly assaulted her stole her car and fled from police before crashing it. He now faces a slew of charges.
There are so many reasons a Colorado couple could decide to divorce. Some people drift apart. Some can never get over different parenting styles. And there's adultery.
As we have discussed before, child support and spousal support affect many individuals in Colorado and throughout the rest of the country. Many people depend on these payments to maintain their own livelihood and the livelihood of their children.
Divorce and separation are things many Colorado couples go through. When couples who split are parents, determining child custody is a major part of the process. In a recent case, a mother was denied primary custody of her children because she has breast cancer, and many have criticized the judge's ruling.
In a study performed by the Center for Policy Research in Denver, it was discovered that more than 50 percent of incarcerated people have children under the age of 18. Studies also found that of the parents who are in jail, half of them owe child support.
Recently, one state's lawmakers proposed a bill that would make it mandatory for a judge to grant divorced parents equal custody of their children unless one parent is determined to be unfit. Now, researchers at one major U.S. university have found that the public generally supports the notion of equal custody.