Colorado same-sex couples that have children still face numerous roadblocks to their relationships even though their unions may be legal. These issues can be challenging enough, but when same-sex couples decide to separate, things can get even more complicated. Several things need to be considered before taking that step.
When Colorado couples divorce, most often they have to consider the division of personal property and child custody if any children are involved. However, some couples who operate a business together may also have to navigate the separation of that business, or even determine how they will continue to run it together. A recent article gave insight on the issues around asset valuation and how to handle a co-owned business after a divorce.
Families all over the United States have suffered thanks to the recent economic downturn. Many of them were unable to work through their differences, but that doesn't necessarily mean they got divorced. Many couples in Colorado decided to stay together during the recession, causing divorce rates to plummet. However, a recent study highlighted the fact that now that the economy is improving, divorce rates are rising again. This means that many couples will be required to plan for child custody, property division and possible alimony payments.
When Colorado parents make the decision to divorce, they must come to an agreement on how they parent their children together. Some people, for varied reasons, make the decision to sue for sole custody of their children. There are advocates who argue that this should not happen in most cases. They say that child custody is best when it is shared between the two former partners.