Colorado residents who are involved in a divorce or child custody dispute may be wondering how other people handle a similar situation. There are many celebrities that are involved in joint child custody situations, some of whom have been willing to share their experiences.
It has not been a good couple of weeks for the "Happy Endings" star Eliza Coupe. Just weeks after her showing "Happy Endings" was cancelled, her husband served her with divorce papers after five years of marriage.
Child custody disputes are always stressful and emotional for the parties involved. They become more so when one parent believes that the other parent is abusive and poses a risk to the child's wellbeing.
The issue of child custody in a divorce or separation is often complex and charged with emotion. When a child welfare caseworkers are involved, their reports and recommendations can weigh heavily in the court's decision on child custody arrangements.
Child custody is always contentious during a divorce. Parents often disagree on what is best for the child. Many divorced couples find split parenting is the best answer for them individually and for their children. However, even in these cases, one parent may disappear for months on end.
Since 2012, rapper M.I.A has been locked in a difficult family law dispute with her former fiance, musician and music executive Benjamin Bronfman, which is a story music fans in Colorado may be interested in. The former couple had a child together, but neither party can agree how to settle child custody issues. At this time, M.I.A. is trying to get legal permission to take her 4-year-old son to England, where she's originally from.
During the 2012 election, Colorado voters made the decision to legalize recreational marijuana use. Since that time, state officials have been trying to decide the exact legal ramifications of this move, particularly since it is still illegal on a federal level. Because this is still a murky legal issue, it's not out of the question that it could have implications in the arena of family law.
In the vast majority of Arapahoe cases, both parents of a minor child or children adhere to the conditions of any custody arrangements the parents are legally bound to follow. Modifications to child custody orders are generally made in court and adopted without major incident. Sometimes, however, one or both parents decide to take the law into their own hands.
Adoption is a legal process employed throughout the country through the nation's family law courts to place children with non-biological parents. While there is no given right to adopt, couples and individuals alike are able to gain custody of a child through adoption, gaining full parental rights over that child in doing so.
Homeschooling has become a major trend during the last few decades. Parents who feel that the schools in their areas are providing inadequate education may opt to teach their children at home. This can have family law implications, however, if the state thinks the parents are not conducting the homeschooling lawfully. Parents in the Denver area may learn from what one homeschooling parent went through.