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.
During a divorce, there are likely some issues that the former couple will have to compromise on. However, few topics can evoke stronger feelings and beliefs than child custody and how a child should be raised. There may be times when one parent will have to concede a point in order to obtain each party's goal of ensuring that a child's best interests are protected. Most likely, there are many Colorado parents who have struggled to blend personal beliefs with the well-being of a child while attempting to honor the other parent's wishes.
Colorado families who are preparing for a divorce may be struggling to determine how their children will fare best. While it used to be the norm to grant sole child custody to the mother, that norm no longer seems to apply across the board. Instead, states across the country are stating to take a hard look at shared parenting.
Anyone who follows the ups and downs of the lives of celebrities is well aware that many of these relationships do not end well. In fact, media sources seem full of articles chronicling the seemingly endless child custody battles and accusations of poor parenting decisions. Unfortunately, these are not uncommon issues, and there are likely many Colorado families who have also struggled to resolve these problems in a manner that will best serve their children.