When a couple is going through a contentious divorce, one of the first things that often happens is a request for something called "temporary relief." Temporary orders are an integral part of the divorce process and serve to keep both parties on even ground for the sake of fairness.
Going through a divorce can bring out the worst in some people, but if you share children with your ex, you need to think carefully about how you handle each aspect of the split. One area that you have to handle with kid gloves is child custody.
If you are going through a divorce here in Colorado, you may be tempted not to seek child support from your child's other parent. After all, you may think, you earn a good living. You can easily support the kids on your salary alone. You'd prefer to have one less thing over which to quibble with your soon-to-be ex-spouse.
You thought telling your spouse that you wanted a divorce was tough, but now you have to tell your kids that your family will be splitting up.