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Child custody orders might require clarification or change

Child custody orders should be taken very seriously. Failing to comply with these orders can sometimes lead to serious legal issues. For example, if you are supposed to bring your child to your ex and fail to do so, you could face trouble.

We know that child custody orders aren't always easy to understand but they all focus on the child's best interests. In some cases, the language and terms get complex. We can help you to understand what your child custody order says so that you can make sure that you are doing what you are supposed to do.

Know how to handle issues with child custody orders

Child custody is a touchy subject for many parents because either the other parent isn't following the child custody order or there are issues with child support. In all of these cases, the child is likely going to be the one who suffers.

It is crucial for parents to understand their rights when it comes to child custody matters since their actions can have a major impact on the children.

Know your responsibilities and rights during separations

In our previous blog post, we discussed some important points regarding separations. If you recall, one of the big considerations is that you and your ex exist as two totally different entities. This means that you no longer live together. We know that thinking about a legal separation is rather difficult, especially when you are hoping that the relationship will be corrected.

There are different types of separations, which we discussed last week. It is important that you consider the pros and cons of each one before you decide while is right for your situation. You should think about how each type is going to affect you, your rights, and your current situation. Only after you have considered these points can you make a decision about what kind of separation you are going to utilize.

Points to know regarding separations

When you and your spouse aren't getting along too well and are considering a divorce, you might decide that you want to try living apart to see how it works. In some cases, these trial separations end with the marriage continuing. In other cases, they end in divorce. It is important for you to understand some points about separation if you are considering one.

A trial separation doesn't have any legal impact on your marriage. You don't have to do anything to show that you are in the midst of a trial separation, and you don't have to do anything if you decide to continue the marriage.

Many issues occur in family law cases

The issues that occur in family law cases are as varied as the types of families that exist in this country. Some of the issues that are covered in family law are pleasant ones, such as getting an adoption finalized. Others are a bit more complicated, such as child custody. We know that you are concerned with the family law matter you are going through. We can help you learn about Colorado laws that pertain to your case so you can move forward with appropriate information.

We can help you if you are going through a divorce. In this case, the focus is on usually on property division and child custody. While these two areas are completely different, they must be worked through in order for your divorce to be completed. In some cases, we can help you to work through these issues using mediation instead of waiting for the court to hash things out for you.

First Christmas after divorce: dos and don'ts

Throughout divorce, the mantra is always to maintaining stability for your children, keeping what familiar concepts you can during a life-altering event. Now that the divorce is complete there are still going to be those same struggles. Christmas is one of the biggest.

Holiday celebrations are built around tradition and family and, try as you might to set up the tree on the same day or to plan the big extended family meal, it just isn't going to be the same because your family isn't the same. The differences in your routines will be obvious, but maintaining even a few smaller ones can provide that foundation as you begin a new direction.

There are several things to think about for child custody

Parents who aren't in a relationship any longer will likely need to address the issue of child custody. While some people might think that child custody means determining who gets the child when, that is only part of what matters for child custody. There are actually several different considerations that you must think about when you have to decide on child custody.

Obviously, you will have to decide who gets the child when. When you are doing this, you need to think about arrangements for the school year, the summer and holidays. This ensures that you will have a guide that you can turn to throughout the year.

Think about the holiday custody schedule now

With the holidays just around the corner, now is the best time for parents who have a child custody agreement to take the time to review the agreement. You don't need the holidays to come up and you not have a plan for where your child is going to spend specific days. Consider these tips as you try to hash out a holiday schedule.

First, you should make sure that you are doing what is best for your child. It is easy to fall into thinking that your schedule and desires matter. That isn't actually the best thing you can do. Sure, you should be realistic about what you can and can't do for the holiday schedule. This gives you the basis for deciding how much flexibility you have when you are negotiating with your ex.

Emotional thinking can be your enemy in a divorce

The end of a marriage often brings up a mixture of feelings. You might feel happy that the marriage is finally over, but you might feel sad at the same time. The emotional back and forth of the divorce is something that can easily get in the way of your getting the divorce settlement made and finalized.

If you are considering a divorce or are in the midst of one, you should find out what laws apply to your case so that you can prepare for what is likely going to happen. When you are prepared for the proceedings, you are probably going to be able to think with a level head instead of letting your emotions rule you. It can mean that you are able to clearly think about the points you are considering.

Same-sex couples can face challenges after adoptions

Same-sex couples face many of the same issues as other couples. When a same-sex couple adopts a child, they will often have to deal with many of the challenges of other adoptive families. What might change is the information that is exchanged and the questions that can come up.

Sexuality is one of the issues that is likely to come up after an adoption, or even if you have biological children. Typical mom-and-dad families are what many people are accustomed to seeing. As time goes on, it is becoming more and more common for parents to divorce or for the situation to be something other than that typical arrangement.

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