The day that you say your vows, you might be happy that the journey toward getting married is finally over. You have your new spouse and a new life awaits. What you might not realize is that you have a lot of work to do, and this work doesn't have to do with making your marriage work. Instead, this has to do with ensuring that your legal health is taken care of.
Prenuptial agreements have a very important place in family law; however, this doesn't mean that everyone is going to have one in place when they get married. Many people opt not to work on a prenuptial agreement. Sometimes this is because they might not understand the purpose of one and other times it is because they feel they don't need one.
Family law issues are often very personal issues because they involve the people whom you love. No matter what type of family law issue you are facing, we are here to help you learn about the options that you have for dealing with the issue. You may even have options that you aren't aware of.
When you are going through a divorce or child custody issue, there are specific terms that you should be familiar with. These terms can all have an impact on your case, so learning what they mean can help you to better understand what is going on with your case. This is especially true for the terms that have to do with processes or proceedings that you might have to go through.
Our previous blog post was dedicated to stepparent adoptions. Those are one very special type of adoption that can occur, but it isn't the only type. Many adoptions that occur are those of adults who want to raise a child but are unable to have one of their own or who want to add more children to their present family. We can help people who are venturing into adoptions of any sort so they can protect themselves while they embark upon this beautiful journey.
A stepparent plays an important role in a child's life, especially when the stepparent is with the child for the majority of the time. When the only biological parent who is in the child's life is the one who is married to the stepparent, there is a chance that the child relies heavily on the stepparent for support, love, and raising. Some stepparents want to take steps to make the relationship between them and their stepchildren more official.
When most people think of child custody issues, they think of two biological parents going through the family court system to decide who will have custody and what the parenting time schedule will look like. However, child custody cases can take many forms, including those between parents who were never married, adoptive parents and even grandparents.
While it's true that the legal codes that govern how family law issues are handled in Colorado change on a fairly regular basis, these laws are also influenced by changes made in other areas at both the state and federal levels. One recent example is the changes made to how divorced spouses can handle Social Security and disability benefits.
While many couples initially balk at the idea, a prenuptial agreement can be an extremely valuable tool. No one goes into a marriage expecting to divorce, but it is important to be prepared for the unexpected hurdles that life throws at you. Even if you never end up needing to use it, knowing that you have a prenuptial agreement in place can make you feel more confident about working out any issues that may come up in your marriage later on.
A rather strange story recently came out of Texas, and people in nearby Colorado may want to know more about it, as it relates to family law issues. According to reports, a man's wife kicked him out of the house. Rather than getting a hotel or an apartment, though, the man started living in his own front yard. He didn't just do it for a day or two, either, but for five months.