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How difficult is it to be a single parent?

When many couples with children begin to think about divorce, the thought of raising their kids in two homes is frightening. Some worry that being a single parent will be too hard and decide to stay in an unhappy marriage. That's not always the best choice. It's no lie that single parenting can have its moments when a parent might think he or she simply cannot cope. However, there are plenty of single-parent homes where the kids are well-adjusted and a parent can feel as though he or she can tackle almost anything.

Colorado dad one step closer to reuniting with children

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.

Argentina Supreme Court rules in custody case for Colorado man

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.

Child custody cases and overnight guests: This could be a problem

After a divorce, many now-single Denver parents and others around the nation begin to move on with lives. This includes finding new relationships. In some cases, the new relationship could start during the divorce, as some divorces can take months or even years to finalize. Some parents may wonder if there could be a problem with child custody if they were to have an overnight guest. The answer is yes, and some of the reasons are listed below.

More divorced dads seeking equal parenting time

In decades past, the mother was usually the one who got primary custody of the children when a divorce occurred. This was due to the man usually being the primary breadwinner in the household. That is changing, however, and more women are now working full-time and out-earning their husbands. Still, the courts seem to award the mother with primary custody, leaving the father to work hard to pay alimony and child support.

Will Colorado's new marijuana laws affect child custody cases?

With the new year, there are some significant laws that are now in effect in Colorado. One allows for the recreational use of marijuana.While some people were headed off to one of the state's recreational pot shops, others are more cautious. They are worried about the stigma that often comes with marijuana use.

Colorado appeals case ruling gives same-sex parents equal rights

Although Colorado has not legalized same-sex marriage, there are many same-sex couples embroiled in a legal battle for child custody. These cases are difficult, to say the least, for not only the parents and children, but for the courts. A recent ruling by the Court of Appeals in Colorado, though, may make it easier for non-biological same-sex parents to gain custody of a child.

Father still seeking custody of daughter after six years

In August, we told you about a father who was seeking custody of his now 6-year-old daughter. The child's mother put her up for adoption after she moved from Colorado to Utah. The father, who was living in Colorado at the time of the girl's birth, had filed a paternity petition with a Colorado court before the child was born. However, he was not aware the mother had moved to Utah. The child was adopted by the mother's brother and sister-in-law.

Father awaits return of daughters from Argentina

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.

Co-parenting with a new attitude

For many divorced parents, the primary focus in their lives is the children. Divorce is never easy, but it can be the most difficult for the kids. Many ex-spouses will try a variety of ways to make visitation and child custody work, but find they simply cannot get over the "emotional divorce." This is where you and your former spouse are always arguing - or at the very least - disagreeing. It can drag you down, but it also affects the children.

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