While domestic violence charges should always be taken seriously, when firearms are involved, it ups the ante considerably — and for good reasons. Statistics indicate that there is a definite correlation between the the use of firearms in incidents of domestic violence and the likelihood of an intimate-partner homicide occurring.
You and your spouse never got along well, but once you decided to get a divorce, things got worse quickly. You both determined that you didn't want to waste time in court, so you agreed to head to mediation.
Life circumstances can change in a heartbeat and sometimes those circumstances require a parent to move or relocate with his or her children. When that parent is a single parent and the other parent has visitation rights -- or if the parent is sharing joint custody with the other parent -- it can make relocation a little more challenging.
When it comes to co-parenting with your soon-to-be ex, it will be a great deal easier on you and your children if you pin down clear guidelines about your roles as parents in your parenting plan. These guidelines will be agreed to by both parents - and they will be legally enforceable should the other parent choose not to comply.
Buying a home is a major expense. Small wonder, then, that so many first-time homeowners do everything in their power to reduce the costs associated with the purchase. While it's always a great idea to carefully go over your settlement statement before the closing, cost shouldn't be your only concern. Just because you can avoid certain fees or costs doesn't mean doing so is in your best interests.
If you're a newly single dad, you will want to spend as much time with your baby as possible. The problem is, if your baby is so young that he or she is breastfeeding, it will limit the length of time you can spend with your child.
Co-parenting isn't something that you can only think about once and then forget about. For the entire time that you and your ex are parenting your child, you will have to work together. In a co-parenting situation, you are working closely and will need to continually put forth an effort if the arrangement is going to work.
Contrary to popular belief, a Colorado family law court's child custody orders will not be completely set in stone. Certain scenarios may present themselves in which either the payer of child support or the recipient can apply to change the amount that is paid.
There's no doubt about it. Raising kids in the modern era is expensive and without additional financial help, Colorado parents could have trouble making financial ends meet. This is where child support comes into play.
Child abuse can go unreported for a long time because it takes a while before people in the community notice it. Perhaps the abuse doesn't get noticed until a doctor, dentist, teacher, therapist or someone else notices the tell-tale signs of bruises and other unexplainable injuries on the child's body.