In our last blog post, we discussed some of the points that affect same-sex couples and child custody. Sadly, even same-sex couples will split up. When there is a child in the mix, coming up with a dissolution of the marriage, paperwork and dissolution agreements can help you and your ex to set boundaries for child custody and other matters. We can help our Colorado neighbors draft these agreements in a way that helps to keep you protected.
There are several aspects of a dissolution agreement that you have to consider. Child custody is one of those aspects. You have to determine where the child will live, who will make decisions for the child and how parenting time will be handled. Going through all those points can be rather trying, especially if you and your ex aren’t able to work together yet. We can help you to work on those aspects of your dissolution.
Another important aspect is child support. If you or your spouse adopted the child, there is a legal obligation to care for the child. Coming up with the child support agreement creates a plan for how the financial needs of the child will be met. We are familiar with the child support laws in Colorado, so we can help you to determine how to handle this aspect of the dissolution agreement.
Other points to include in the dissolution agreement include how you will divide assets and how you will divide debts. These can be complex, especially if you and your ex have amassed considerable assets or debts. We can help you to work toward getting an agreement that puts your needs first.