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Child custody battle does not have to be a fight

Several states start with the presumption that shared parenting is the default custody scenario, provided it is safe to do so. In light of that fact, many Colorado parents involved in child custody disputes may be more willing to work out a solution that permits fathers more equal time in hands-on parenting with their children. In spite of the change in attitudes, though, it may still be difficult for parents to work together to find a way to get to a shared parenting agreement.

Child custody and parenting: simple steps to help children adjust

Once parents have agreed that a divorce is the best option, there are many other issues that may need to be resolved. One of the most important is determining what child custody arrangement will best meet the needs of the children. Though many Colorado parents struggle to remain on good terms with the other parent, doing so enables children to thrive.

Parents' social media posts could impact child custody decisions

Social media often plays a significant role in people's daily lives. However, there are times when a public post can have a negative impact on the life of the one who is sharing personal details. When it comes to child custody disputes, it may be better for Colorado parents to refrain from sharing certain aspects of their personal lives.

Mother's struggle for child custody is complex issue

Parents who realize that their relationship is no longer viable are then faced with the decision of how to best raise their children. When there is intense animosity between them, it may then become a challenge to effectively settle the issue of child custody. Colorado families who are unable to resolve these disputes amicably may seek additional assistance. 

Court rules in child custody matter that parent can dictate diet

There are endless decisions that must be agreed upon when parents set out to raise children. In the event that there is a divorce, deciding on matters related to child custody may be difficult to resolve. Colorado parents who are unable to come to an agreement on important issues may seek a third party's input.

For family law and child custody, the right experience is key

The process of untangling two people's lives during a divorce can be complicated. If there are children involved, the prospect of determining child custody may seem almost impossible. Colorado residents who are facing a divorce or are struggling to settle a dispute over custody may feel as if the problems will never be resolved.

New law defaults to joint child custody

Over the past several decades, there has been a shift in the way family court judges determine whether one parent will be the primary caregiver. As a result, more and more parents are being awarded shared child custody. While every state has its own laws regarding this sensitive matter, Colorado courts generally lean toward a joint custody plan whenever it is appropriate.

An extra-marital affair may not have to affect child custody plan

Parents will usually agree that raising children is a difficult proposition under the best circumstances. In the event that there has been a divorce, then deciding who gets primary child custody can be a struggle, especially when one partner engaged in an extra-marital affair. It may surprise some Colorado parents to learn that cheating does not necessarily mean that the faithful parent will be awarded sole custody.

Father granted child custody after prolonged battle with mother

Once parents have determined that they are unable to maintain a relationship with one another, the toughest decision they will likely face is how to raise their children. This also includes deciding how to determine child custody in the event that shared custody is not a possibility. Colorado parents who are struggling to settle this vital issue may seek the advice of a neutral third party. 

Who gets to claim the Tax credit for the Child Dependency Exemption after a divorce?

An exemption is an amount of money you can subtract from your Adjusted Gross Income ("AGI") when calculating your tax burden, which can result in smaller tax bill. Parents may be able to claim an exemption for each qualifying child, called a Child Dependency Exemption ("CDE"). A child can only be claimed by one parent per year. As such, one of the collateral issues to a divorce with children is which parent gets to claim the children as a CDE on their personal tax return.

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