With the holiday season setting in, you may be spending your time making a list of gifts to purchase for loved ones and making travel plans to visit family and friends. However, if you and your spouse have decided to part ways, you may be approaching this time of year with somewhat less enthusiasm, especially if you have children.
Some Colorado fathers who are divorced or who are not married to the mother of their children might feel the system is unfairly against them. While courts are supposed to treat mothers and fathers equally, over four-fifths of custodial parents are mothers. Meanwhile, fathers may face serious consequences for failing to pay child support or might not be able to get access to their children because of a protection order or because they were not listed on the birth certificate.
You have finally filed for divorce, and the moment is surreal. All you can think about is how complicated and acrimonious things may become between you and the other party as you move forward with your marital breakup.
While it's always difficult, divorce can be especially complicated when children are involved. Custody issues are typically a high priority for divorcing parents in Colorado. In most cases, temporary custody is worked out between the parents. However, a family court judge sometimes must decide who receives temporary custody.