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July 2013 Archives

New study shows joint custody affects infant/caregiver attachment

Child custody is a difficult determination in any divorce, but when it involves an infant, many judges are hesitant about separating a mother and a baby. A new study from the University of Virginia may lend some credibility this thinking. The study reports that infants who were separated from their mothers at least one night a week formed attachments that were less secure than infants who only spent the day or fewer nights with their fathers.

Judge orders child returned to Sweden for custody hearing

A 3-year-old girl has returned to Sweden with her father after a ruling by a federal judge. In February, the girl's father filed a lawsuit that claimed the girl's mother did not return to Sweden as planned after a trip to Iowa to visit her mother. The judge found that the mother violated the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and ordered her to return the child to Sweden.

Millions will be split in Michael Moore's divorce

Michael Moore and his wife of 21 years will be heading into divorce court. Michael filed for divorce on June 17 and according to court filing, have joint property that will need to be divided by the court. According to the Antrim County, Michigan, property records, part of that property is a home located in Torch Lake and is worth $1.2 million alone. For Colorado residents, this case is an example of how a high-asset divorce can play out in the media and be viewed across the country.

7 Colorado same-sex civil union couples file for dissolution

Many same-sex couples who saw their civil unions legalized in Colorado on May 1 have now filed for dissolution. While same-sex marriages are not recognized in Colorado, civil unions are. That also means dissolutions are, too, and with that means the consequences of such breakups must be, as well. This might include property division, child custody, child support and alimony.

Tips for easing the pain when a parent moves out

The news of the divorce will be really difficult for your children, but seeing one of their parents moving out of the house is going to be exceptionally painful, as well. Whichever role you will take - whether you are staying or going - you are going to worry about how this move will affect your kids. You probably know several families that have gone through monumental step, but when it's your own children, it's completely different.

Sheen wants to end child support payments during Mueller's rehab

A Los Angeles judge has received a request from Charlie Sheen to stop making the actor pay his ex-wife child support for their twin boys while she is in a drug rehabilitation center. The pair divorced in 2010 and Sheen agreed to pay $55,000 a month in child support to Brooke Mueller.

The three questions children most commonly ask about divorce

There is no easy way to break the news of a divorce to your children. For most Denver Colorado parents, and others across the country, this conversation is one that will be met with tears and heartbreak and an instant where you want to reconsider your decision. Most children will have the same questions about the divorce.

What does the new Supreme Court ruling mean for same-sex couples?

Until the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last week, same-sex couples did not have the same legal protections and privileges as married couples. The case, The United States v. Windsor, has changed that and with it, same-sex married couples now have married privileges and rights.

Divorce's Silver Linings

There are a lot of words used to describe divorce, and most of them aren't flattering: sad, angry, depressing, miserable and wretched. For most people who have weathered the storm, however, there is another side. It does take a while to get there, though, but being divorced can bring many things, including empowerment, growth and acceptance. Here are more of divorce's silver linings.

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