Virtually every Colorado couple who is preparing to wed is aware of the protections offered by a prenuptial agreement. In some cases, the parties may be unsure how to broach the topic, and the matter is never addressed. For other couples, the property division benefits of a prenup are clear, but time runs out before the wedding, and the document is not in place by the time the big day arrives.
For Colorado parents, the thought of losing their child is the stuff of nightmares. After all of the time, expense, care and energy placed into our children, having them removed from our care is perhaps the worst experience that a parent can face. One family has recently come through such a child custody ordeal, and their story should serve as a cautionary tale for parents across the nation.
For Colorado parents who are planning to divorce, no subject is more important than the manner in which they divide their parenting responsibilities. Child custody and visitation are often the first topics addressed during the negotiation period of a divorce, and many parents are able to work out a parenting plan without a great deal of contention. By placing the needs of the children above all other matters, the topic can be handled quickly and effectively, in many cases.
The Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act has made global and national news. In Colorado and all over the United States, same-sex couples have been celebrating this monumental victory. One inevitable focus may be on how states will handle divorce cases for those same-sex couples that subsequently elect to dissolve their marriages.