Though modern society has offered women the chance to break away from traditional gender roles, men are still often stereotyped as breadwinners and as having less involvement with childcare. Here in Colorado, this often plays out in custody proceedings where men are frequently not awarded primary custody even when they are perfectly capable of doing so and often want to care for their children. A recent study’s findings indicate that perhaps men should not be relegated to the sidelines when it comes to parental responsibilities, since they are just as proficient caregivers as women.
Couples who make the decision to divorce probably know that they will have to make choices on how to divide their marital assets. Here in Colorado and elsewhere, divorcing spouses might have questions on how to handle the property division, since a home typically cannot be physically divided. There are several scenarios that may apply to a couple’s particular situation and some tips for each of them that could help everyone reach an equitable solution
Civil unions between same-sex couples have been legal in Colorado for only a short time, meaning there are still many issues through which families are attempting to navigate. One such area relates to the parental rights after a divorce when one parent does not have a biological tie to a child. A recent out-of-state case tackled this exact question of child custody, and though it has no legal influence here, it could be indicative of how courts here might handle a similar situation.
There are times when many parents who are attempting to determine a child custody agreement might feel as though they are the only ones who might be experiencing this type of event. This is far from the truth, as many parents in Colorado -- and across the nation -- struggle with this very issue. Even famous people have to determine how they will handle child custody arrangements. For example, a basketball player for the Pacers, Paul George, is awaiting results of a paternity test to determine how he will proceed with his potential parental responsibilities.
Those who choose to serve our country through military service deserve society's appreciation. They put their lives on the line on a daily basis to protect the rest of the country. Many believe that the least that society can do in return is to help to preserve the service member's home life as much as possible. This is the struggle that one sailor finds himself in as his ex-wife is suing for custody of their daughter while he is serving overseas. Colorado families who are attempting to determine child custody may be able to learn from this man's story.