Some of the most contentious issues facing many divorcing couples revolve around who will take care of the children. While the courts base their decisions on what they believe is in the best interests of the children, it is not uncommon for both spouses to have differences of opinion in this regard, with both sides sincerely believing that their side is right.
It has been quite a few good years for the lesbian, bi-sexual, gay and transgender, or LGBT community in the United States. The lifestyle is becoming more and more socially accepted and after decades of efforts, the LGBT obtained the right to marry in America.
Just like in other states, when the parents of a Colorado child are no longer living in the same household and directly working together for that child's needs, a court will likely order one parent to pay child support to the other parent. Usually, the parent who spends most of the time taking care of the child will receive child support, while the other parent will pay it.
Life doesn't always go as planned. You found the love of your life when you were 20 and skied for a few years while you finished school. Then there was more skiing and some travel. It was an exciting and a happy time in your life, but then your first kid came along.
Once marriage became equally available to opposite- and same-sex couples, many people assumed that all of family law was now LGBTQ-friendly. While it is true that the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions on same-sex marriage mandated equal protection for all, you may not realize how limited equal protection can be.