It is not uncommon for Colorado couples who are embarking on a divorce to think they have a basic grasp of the process, only to be surprised when it is more complicated and difficult than they believed it would be. This can stem from a misplaced reliance that television, films and even news stories are giving the scope of what the divorce process entails. While some divorces are relatively amicable and the couple can agree on child custody, asset distribution, maintenance, property division and other factors, many are more contentious.
Having two working parents in the family can provide everyone with a higher standard of living thanks to dual incomes. Unfortunately, having two people working full time can also complicate your family dynamics and strain your marital relationship.
Child support is often one of the most contested aspects of a divorce. When the parents have parted ways, it is imperative that the child's best interests be served. A significant part of that is the financial upkeep of the child. Calculating how much will be paid should be understood as a fundamental part of the case. Of course, shared responsibility is critical, but there are certain terms that should be known. One is income shares. As with any family law situation, having legal help might be essential.
During a Colorado divorce in which child support is involved, the child's needs are paramount. When the parents are nurturing of the child, it is obviously beneficial to his or her upbringing and future and both parents will want involvement in the child's life. The courts will take this into consideration.
Getting a divorce in Colorado can lead to emotional and personal upheaval. This is worse when there are children from the marriage and child custody and a visitation schedule is in dispute. Even in cases where the couple is cordial or even friendly, issues can arise to make the situation acrimonious. After the case is completed and parenting time has been determined, it does not necessarily mean the case is over. If parenting time and the visitation rights are problematic, filing a motion to have the agreement enforced can settle concerns.