Child support is often one of the most contentious areas of divorce, next to child custody. Many non-custodial parents do not pay child support as they have been ordered to by the court. The total amounts can quickly rise into the thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. In 2009, the Office of Child Support Enforcement said that $108 billion was owed across the nation. That amount is likely higher now.
Domestic violence can be a very real problem for many in Colorado, as well as the rest of the country. There are several resources available for those who are in an abusive relationship; however, some women and men are often terrified to the point that they refuse to seek help. A new app for Android cellphones or iPhone may help.
The results of a new survey probably won't come as much of a surprise. The most common problem that leads to divorce is poor communication. There have been many other surveys and research studies in the past that have come up with the same determination. Learning how to communicate effectively with your spouse is crucial, it seems, in order to have a successful marriage.
International child custody disputes are complex and often heartbreaking. The dispute can be exacerbated when one parent flees the country with the children. Depending on which country the parent takes the children to, there may or may not be laws in place to assist the parent left in the U.S. An example of such as case comes out of Snowmass, Colorado, and shows just how slowly the courts in this country and others may be to act.
A divorce can be one of the most stressful times in your life, especially if you've been with your spouse for many years. There are many considerations for people in Colorado, including property, assets, and investment and retirement accounts. Often the most importance is placed on property division or other tangible assets. As a result, retirement and pensions can sometimes be pushed to the back of the negotiations.
Colorado does not currently allow same-sex marriage, but it does allow for civil unions. When a lesbian couple went to apply for a marriage license, the clerk denied the couple the license because they did not meet Colorado's requirement for marriage because they were both females.
When you are going through a divorce, you're likely to receive a lot of advice from well-meaning friends and family. It's not that they are trying to hurt you -- most have only the best intentions - but there is a lot of advice that can cause you more problems than you had in the first place.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists domestic violence as a public health problem, and one that is preventable and serious. Also called "intimate partner violence" by the CDC, it is a term used to describe abuse in a psychological, sexual or physical way by a former or current spouse or partner.
It's not uncommon for couples in the midst of a divorce to try to hide money or other assets from one another. Most, however, won't go to the extreme that one many from Teller County, Colorado, claims he did. According to the 52-year-old, he took the couple's investment and retirement accounts - $500,000 - and converted it into gold. What the man said he did next is shocking. He says he threw the gold away.