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Child custody matters must put the children first

Child custody matters are usually either very easy to deal with or very difficult, depending on how well you and your ex can get along and work together during the process. If both parents can cooperate and arrive at an agreement for the custody during the divorce process, the future will likely be a bit easier.

You might realize that it isn't very easy to deal with your ex on these matters. You have to try to separate the marital issues from the child custody issues so that you can figure out where to go from here. The child's best interests are what you need to think about when you are working through custody matters. This might make it easier for you to deal with the decisions that you have to make.

Sole custody rare in Colorado

Like most Colorado parents, you and your children have good days and bad days. In fact, sometimes one or the other extends into weeks or months, depending on your current circumstances. When you told your kids you were getting divorced, you worried you'd be in for more of the latter; however, you were determined to do your best to let your kids know you love them and would be there to help them adjust to a new lifestyle.

What you were most worried about was child custody issues as your spouse made it clear you'd be in for a fight. While you wish you could simply get together and draft an agreeable parenting plan, you also don't want to get the short end of the stick concerning custody and support-related issues. If you know how to protect your rights and your children's best interests and understand Colorado custody regulations, you can be confident that your ultimate outcome will be successful.

Can I get more than the standard child support amount?

You are getting ready to go through the divorce process in Colorado. After looking at all the information, you can find you have some concerns, particularly about how much child support you can get. Your spouse has a significant income, and your children have grown accustomed to a certain lifestyle and participate in a lot of extracurriculars that you will not be able to afford with just the standard child support amount offered. This leaves you wondering, "Am I entitled to receive more than the standard?"

Every state has a standard calculation for child support. This does not mean that this standard is all you are able to collect. It is possible to ask for more under certain circumstances.

Make a plan for issues that come up in a co-parenting situation

Having a co-parenting relationship isn't always easy, but you might realize that it is what is best for your children. If you are in this type of arrangement with your ex, you might need to make a plan now for what you are going to do when issues develop. Making the plan when you aren't under stress can help you to feel more in control when you are going through a difficult situation.

One thing that you might consider doing is coming up with a mutual way that you and your ex can let the other person know that time is needed to think about a situation. All too often, people will become so frustrated with an issue that they will just storm off. This doesn't get anything solved and could end up fostering animosity that starts you on a slippery slope of a devolving parenting relationship.

Divorces are sometimes messy affairs, planning might help you

The end of a marriage sometimes come with a lot of contention. You might be ready to just have everything over and done with right away, but you do have to go through the entire divorce process if you want the marriage to be over from a legal standpoint.

There are several things that you need to get ready to handle now that the marriage is over. We can help you take a look at your case and offer possible solutions that might make the process a little less stressful. Since not all marriages are the same, it is unrealistic to think that all divorces will be the same. This is why we sometimes have to think outside of the box to resolve these matters.

The stakes are high when high-value property undergoes division

The most ideal way of handling the division of property during a marital breakup, in theory, would be you and your future ex-spouse amicably deciding how you want to divide your property. Unfortunately, this isn't always feasible in many situations, especially in a divorce featuring high-value assets.

If you cannot come to an agreement on the division of your high-value property, the matter will end up being decided in court with the help of a judge. Here is a look at what you can expect from property division in the state of Colorado.

A fine line where domestic violence and family law intersect

Domestic violence impacts the entire family. From the adults to the children, any human in the house is likely affected by the incidents that occur. Unfortunately, there are times when innocent people, such as the children, suffer more than the adults.

When domestic violence and family law intersect, there is a fine line that must be respected. There are several points that will come up when the court is trying to decide what to do in these matters. We can help you to ascertain how these areas might affect your side of the case and what choices you might have for your side.

Domestic violence can leave lasting marks

Relationships filled with domestic violence are ones that can leave lasting scars. These scars are emotional and physical. This is why there are laws against this type of issue. There isn't any reason why a person should be subjected to abusive treatment. Here are some facts you need to know about domestic violence:

Domestic violence is based on control. People who are abusive find methods to control the other person. This might be through physical violence, but it can also be through financial, emotional and mental measures.

Don't let your divorce turn into a liability for you

Divorcing isn't something that is ever easy. In fact, it might be one of the most difficult things that you have to do. Even though it might not seem like something that you are going to enjoy, you and your ex might need to work together to get this all over with as quickly as possible.

There are two primary ways that you can work through divorce matters. One of these is through mediation. This means that you and your ex work with a mediator to come up with the terms of the divorce. You will cover things like child custody and property division. Working together is usually the faster method of resolution.

Settling can be a good thing when it comes to divorce

You are still trying to get over the fact that your marriage is coming to an end. You may be feeling emotionally spent, and unfortunately, the thought of having to go through a divorce trial makes you feel even more anxious.

Trials might look glamorous on television, but they can be much more stressful in real life. That is why settling outside of court in Colorado is the best approach for many divorce cases. You and your future ex can avoid a divorce trial, too, if you can come to an agreement on the major issues in your marital breakup.

If you need help, contact us as soon as possible.

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