Resolve to make each school year better than the last.
It is that time of year again: teachers are decorating their classrooms, parents are shopping for school supplies, and students are enjoying the last few days of summer vacation. The new school year is about to start. What are you going to do to make this a great year?
Back-to-school season is even more stressful when your child shares two homes. Your child’s education is tough enough already–meeting teachers, tracking homework, signing and filling out permission forms, keeping track of extracurricular activities–without having to deal with the extra chores involved in split custody. Here are a few tips to get your child’s school year off to a good start–
1. Keep a positive attitude. Your child may be reluctant for the summer to end and for the back-and-forth of regular visitation to resume. When you keep a positive attitude, it makes it easier for your child to make the adjustment. Your child will feed off of your emotions. Don’t let them sense that you are uneasy about your ex-spouse’s visits. Instead, help your child to look forward to spending time with their other parent.
Most of the family law cases involving grandparents fit into one of two categories: grandparent visitation and grandparent custody. Grandparent visitation is when a grandparent seeks court-ordered visitation time with a grandchild. Grandparent custody is when grandparents seek physical custody of a grandchild; that is, when a grandparent seeks to become the primary person responsible for the physical safety and emotional welfare of the grandchild. Today’s post will deal with the subject of grandparent visitation. I will take up the issue of grandparent custody in the future. Continue reading
A parent may decide where they wish to live upon divorce, but after divorce relocation is more complicated.
Question 1: I am about to get a divorce, and I want to move back home to Texas. Will the court prevent me from moving with my child?
Answer: No. Colorado Law recognizes a parent’s right to decide where they wish to live upon divorce. Unlike some states, whose courts have the power to restrict the residence of a child (and thus a parent) to a particular county or geographic area, Colorado courts have decided that each parent has a constitutional right to live wherever they want. If you want to move to Texas or any other place when the divorce is final, the court will not stop you. What the court will do, however, is allocate parenting time between the parents based upon the best interests of the child. In deciding how much parenting time each parent should have, the court will consider Continue reading
Honore: We met at nine
Mamita: We met at eight
Honore: I was on time
Mamita: No, you were late
Honore: Ah, yes, I remember it well. We dined with friends
Mamita: We dined alone
Honore: A tenor sang
Mamita: A baritone
Honore: Ah, yes, I remember it well!
(“I Remember It Well,” from the musical Gigi, 1958)
“He said, she said.” That’s what we call a dispute between two parties when the only evidence is one parties’ word against the other. When there are two sides of a story, the judge must determine which party to believe: Which party is more credible? Is there any other evidence which will corroborate a party’s story? Continue reading