Colorado parents know that divorce is a difficult process, especially when it comes to navigating concerns related to child custody. Parents are naturally greatly concerned with what will happen to their children in a divorce, and because of this, both parties may find themselves fighting for custody and visitation plans that are vastly different.
Divorce is seldom easy, and those involving children are often particularly challenging. Colorado parents who divorce often disagree on matters concerning custody and visitation of their children. The court generally believes that children should be provided ample time with both parents following divorce to increase their chances of successfully adapting to new lifestyles. However, in certain circumstances, a parent's presence may be detrimental to children, in which case the court would rule accordingly in the children's best interests.
In our previous blog post, we discussed some tips for compromise during a marriage and during a divorce. The fact of the matter is that until the final divorce order is signed, you and your ex might be forced to interact to come up with the settlement that you will have to live with for the rest of your lives. We can help find ways to make this work for you.
When things get tough in your marriage, you might be tempted to call it quits. Before you make the decision to do that, you should take the time to evaluate what is truly important. There are several things that you will have to consider. However, you must start with the things that irk you the most about your spouse.
Colorado is an equitable distribution state. This means that, in a divorce, the court will divide a couple's assets and debts fairly, not necessarily equally. The divorce statutes in the state offer guidelines to provide each spouse with comparable means following the dissolution of marriage, instead of an even 50-50 split.
Each new decade brings unique experiences and emotional adjustments in life. In fact, you can probably recall various thoughts, milestones and even worries that accompanied each of your birthdays ending in zeros. What you were thinking and feeling at 20 is likely quite different from your thoughts at age 40 or 50. Of course, this is natural. Life is a journey, and various things including career, marriage, and/or having and raising children significantly impact who you are as a person and what your personal goals happen to be.
We recently covered why second marriages are more likely to fail than first marriages. The fact of the matter is that any marriage has the chance of failing, especially if both parties aren't putting forth their full effort. As devastating as this might be, it is often a chance for a new life for you.
When you and your spouse decide to call it quits in Colorado, you are essentially untangling not only an emotional bond but also a financial one. This can be intimidating whether you have been married for a few years or a few decades, but it can especially be unsettling if you are drawing near retirement. The splitting of retirement assets during your divorce proceeding can have a profound effect on your retirement plans in the coming years.
Getting married is a huge step in a person's life. The first marriage is tough, but second marriages are more likely to end in divorce. There are various reasons for this. When you think about them, you can probably understand why you must tread lightly when you are considering getting married again.