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.
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.
During divorce proceedings, those involved in the separation can feel overwhelmed due to the decisions that they must make in short order. Replying to attorney requests, making tentative plans for the future and fulfilling the responsibilities of a career are all tasks that must be addressed in order for the process to move forward. When children's needs are added to the list of concerns to be resolved, this procedure becomes even more complex.