No one wants to think about the possibility of going through the divorce process. Unfortunately, some couples find themselves in this position. It can be very draining, emotionally and financially. Child custody and visitation, property division and alimony may all play role in a divorce, making even a couple on relatively friendly terms become bitter enemies.
Many people in Colorado have either participated in or attended a rodeo. The bulls, horses, cowboys and cowgirls are all part of the action, as are the rodeo clowns. These popular events draw lots of attendees. Later this year, some rodeo riders in Colorado may be decked out in purple shirts in an attempt to raise awareness of domestic violence.
Every parent's worst nightmare may soon be over for one Colorado dad. The Snowmass resident has not visited with his two daughters, aged seven and five, since their mother fled with the girls to her native country, Argentina, almost four years ago. Seven months ago, the mother cut off all contact between the father and his girls as well. While he was supposed to have a minimum of three weekly court-ordered Skype chats with the girls, the mother has stopped allowing it. The father has stated that the mother ceasing communication is a way of "getting back" at him. He also said that it's punishing the children by preventing them from having needed contact with both of their parents.
On March 21, we told you about how social media can affect a couple's divorce proceeding. Can it lead to divorce, though? According to a recent study by a University of Missouri doctoral student, the answer is "yes."
On Feb. 21, we told you about a lawsuit that is currently in the legal system in Colorado that seeks to have the state's ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional. Currently, same-sex couples are allowed to enter into a civil union; however, that could change depending on the outcome of the lawsuit. One recent study, though, has looked into the effect that same-sex marriage would have on Colorado's economy.
Military members who have served in combat situations are responsible for over one-fifth of the domestic violence incidents in the U.S. This is thought to be because of the high incidence of post-traumatic stress syndrome. While the military and civilian sectors have focused on the high number of suicides within the military community, little has been done to address the increasing risks of violence against intimate partners of military members.
A man who has been fighting for over three years to get his two girls back from his ex-wife in Argentina has finally won the battle. The two girls, now ages 5 and 7, were supposed to be in the father's custody after a ruling by a Colorado judge in 2011 gave him primary residential custody.
Gwyneth Paltrow recently stated that she and her husband Chris Martin were going through a "conscious uncoupling." For those not familiar with this latest divorce buzzword, the couple is getting divorced. But, what exactly is "conscious uncoupling" and is it something you can use in your divorce?