Colorado parents who divorce will need to develop a parenting plan to outline how their children will be cared for following the dissolution of the marriage. A parenting plan may also be put in place for individuals who never married but have filed an allocation of parental responsibilities action with the court. If parents are unable to agree on a plan, the court may step in and prepare one.
Some Colorado residents may be interested to learn that Halle Berry has agreed to make monthly child support payments to her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry. The pair have been involved in a custody dispute over their 6-year-old daughter since 2012 when a judge prevented Berry from moving out of the country with the child.
When courts rule on a child custody case in Jefferson County, they look to the best interests of the child. Sometimes this does not align with a parent’s expectations, which can lead to emotional stress. However, it is always important for these parents to abide by court decisions, regardless of whether they agree with them, because violations of these orders can lead to serious consequences.
When determining child custody rights, the court’s main focus is establishing what parental arrangements will be in the best interests of the child. Jefferson County courts take child negligence claims seriously and work toward ensuring that children are not placed in the homes of parents who cannot adequately provide for them. Currently, police are investigating the mother of a three year old boy to determine if she falls under that category or is fit to regain custody.
Denver family law cases, especially those involving children, can be difficult and emotional. All parties are generally interested in providing their children with the best life, though sometimes their own desires can help cloud judgments regarding what steps will most benefit the child’s future.