The advancement of medical science has given couples in Denver the ability to choose when they want to have children. As a result, some couples have participated in a process that creates embryos with the purpose of freezing them for later use. Their reasons may vary from a health condition that could leave the woman infertile to simply wanting to focus on their careers. However, these embryos are now becoming a legal question for courts to decide when couples break apart.
When a parent in Denver is found to be unable to properly take care of a child, the court may decide to deny that parent custody. The ruling can be based on the evidence of physical abuse of the child, an addiction to alcohol or drugs, lack of a permanent residence or even mental health problems. If noncustodial parents violate that ruling, they could find themselves facing a criminal charge.
Child custody is a difficult and sensitive issue in many divorces, but it may be especially challenging if domestic violence was present during the marriage. Domestic abuse is a problem that plagues millions of families across the United States, including in Denver. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, over 10 million adults in America, men as well as women, are abused by their partners every year.
The number of children under the age of 18 being raised in households headed by a grandparent rose from 4.5 to 4.9 million between 2001 and 2011, according to the Department of Human Services & Family Health at the University of Colorado. For approximately 20 percent of these children, there is no parent living in the home. One or more grandparents in these situations are shouldering the responsibility for caring for grandchildren on their own.
In North America, according to Psychology Today, 16 percent of Americans move within a given 12-month period, with 43 percent of them relocating to another city. The statistics include a significant number of divorced parents with children. Our staff at Frost & Beck PC knows that if you are a divorced parent in Colorado, a relocation will require adjustments to the parenting plan you created with your former partner.
Like many families in Denver, your life is bound to be busy and hectic, especially as your children grow older and become more involved in extracurricular and social activities. These changes may present challenges to your current parenting plan. It may come as a relief to know that your joint custody arrangements aren’t necessarily set in stone. When should you consider changing your parenting plan to suit the best interests of the child?
Blended families are becoming increasingly common in Denver and cities across the country. In fact, it is not unusual for children to be raised by stepparents and among stepsiblings. The relationship that stepparents have with their stepchildren is often incredibly close and committed; however, legal questions can be raised over stepparents’ child custody rights in the event of divorce. If you are facing the prospect of divorce and have concerns over how your relationship with your stepchildren may be affected by the process, rest assured that the attorneys at Frost & Beck, P.C., have a great deal of experience handling these types of family law issues.
While you and your child’s other parent may agree that the best interests of your child are at the forefront of your parenting decisions, you both may have very different ideas about what your child’s best interests actually are. As a result, developing an effective parenting plan can be a complicated and contentious process. No matter if you are making post-divorce custody arrangements or are creating a legally binding parenting plan outside of marriage, the attorneys at the law offices of Frost & Beck, P.C., can help you develop a parenting plan that reflects your child’s unique needs as well as your own.
Colorado residents may be interested to learn that Pamela Anderson's divorce from poker player Rick Salomon has finally concluded. The divorce had become nasty in March when Ms. Anderson filed for a restraining order against Mr. Salomon, claiming he was abusive to her.
Those who live in Colorado may spend a lot of their time on Facebook to stay connected to others. In recent years, it has become a tool that some people have used to serve divorce papers to their spouses. However, serving papers through the site is generally considered to be a last resort for those who cannot provide service through traditional means.