The end of a relationship between parents often means that one will be awarded physical custody and the other will be obligated to provide financial support. Though the majority of parents may not enjoy making child support payments, they do so to provide for their children. Colorado parents who struggle to meet these obligations can petition for modifications in certain circumstances.
Regardless of one's occupation, the issue of paying support for one's child can often be a struggle for parents. Under certain circumstances, even star football athletes may find it difficult to meet their obligations for child support. Colorado residents who are struggling to make or receive these types of support may seek assistance through the family courts.
When parents can no longer maintain a relationship, the well-being of their child usually takes precedent. This includes resolving such issues as with whom the child will reside and which parent will be responsible for making child support payments. When these matters prove difficult to settle, Colorado parents can seek the advice of family law professionals.
In spite of the efforts that some states have made to award equal parenting time, one recent study indicates that fathers are still awarded significantly less time with their children. The results were broken down into different categories, but the end result is that fathers are still lagging behind in the time they are permitted to spend with their children. Though Colorado has its own child custody laws, the researchers expressed the hope that more states would strive to revise their laws in favor of shared custody.
Often, the classic tale of boy meets girl does not turn out to have a storybook ending as the partners may discover that they are not well suited. Unfortunately, if a child resulted from an unhealthy relationship, the ongoing battle over child support may continue for years. Colorado parents who are attempting to resolve these difficult disputes may benefit from the guidance of an attorney.
When a marriage between parents dissolves, it can be difficult for all parties involved. In cases where the parents were never married, deciding how to settle child custody may be even more complicated. Colorado has custody laws in place, but these situations may require extra attention in order to ensure that the child's best interests are protected.
Recently, the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement announced several updates it has made to its system that impact employers throughout the country, including Colorado. According to its records, approximately $33 billion was collected for child support during 2016, with 75 percent of that amount collected through income withholding. The agency also reported that employers registered an estimated 65.6 million new or re-hired workers in that year.
Even though the 1950's show called Father Knows Best was a popular program back in its day, the adage did not usually apply when it came time for judges to decide which parent should be the primary caregiver in the event of a divorce. Instead, in the majority of cases, mothers were awarded sole child custody more than 80 percent of the time. However, in almost half of the states, which may include Colorado, there has been a movement for family courts to push for more equal parenting time.
There are few times in life that can create more conflict than during and in the months following a relationship break-up involving children. Parents who are at odds over the issue of child custody may struggle to determine which arrangement will work best. Colorado parents who are experiencing difficulty in this area may seek further information on how to best resolve the matter.
When public figures struggle with private family issues, the resulting publicity can take a terrible toll on all parties involved. Unfortunately, if the issues involve a struggle over child custody, then even the children can suffer from the negative attention. Due to the amount of attention he received over a public breakdown, it is likely that even Colorado residents are aware of actor Tyrese Gibson's custody fight.