Many people do not fully comprehend the far-reaching consequences of a divorce. Colorado residents are more focused on ending their marriages and moving on with their lives without realizing that the decisions made in the process not only influence their financial stability, but also their relationship with their children. Oftentimes marriage dissolution even affects where an individual is going to live after moving out of their house. Divorce can affect almost every aspect of a divorcing individual's life, which is why understanding the long-term consequences prior to addressing pertinent divorce legal issues is very important.
For many couples it is beneficial to reach an agreement on most family law issues and resolve them before going to court. This can save time, money, and emotional distress. One of the areas that often benefits the most form accord is that of child custody. Parents should try to cerate a custody agreement that is in everyone's best interests, especially the children's. Since courts in Colorado have broad discretion when making these decisions, and the court may know very little about the family in question, parents can end up with visitation or custody arrangements that simply do not work.