An ex-spouse from a foreign country might not have the same respect for U.S. child custody laws as you do. The spouse may feel that he or she has the right to keep your children beyond the agreed-upon visitation time. The court system in the person's home country might even have supported your ex to this effect.
In the ever changing economy that all Colorado workers must face, the sudden loss of your job is not uncommon. However, if you're paying $800 a month child support -- and you're living paycheck-to-paycheck like most Americans -- you could be in danger of getting behind.
Women can have it tough when it comes to divorce. You might have been a stay-at-home mom or have been supporting your husband's career. Now it's been decided that you're getting a divorce, and you need to work out your finances.
In Colorado, child custody is called "allocation of parental responsibility," sometimes abbreviated as APR. Like other divorce matters, APR can either be decided in court through litigation or outside of court through methods such as mediation. If court is making the final decision, they will base APR orders on the child's best interests using a wide array of considerations.