COLORADO SPRINGS PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITES LAWYER
Allocation of Responsibilities Attorney
The state of Colorado takes into account an allocation of parental responsibilities when it comes to the division of financial and legal responsibility following a divorce. The allocation of parental responsibilities is a concept based on the age of the parents and their roles in the children’s life. In many cases, this is the same as the level of responsibility that the parents have acquired prior to the divorce. The allocation of parental responsibilities calculation is used to determine who bears the responsibility for support of the children after the divorce, and is calculated using information submitted on the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Form.
In a Colorado divorce or separation with minor children, the allocation of parental responsibilities, revision of parental responsibility, and modification of child custody agreements are all governed by the applicable laws of Colorado. In some cases, the parents may be unable to meet their own child custody obligations after a divorce. In such cases, the court will assign an allocated parent to the role of supporting the children.
For example, if one of the parents has been financially responsible for the children for several years prior to the divorce, that parent’s responsibility will increase substantially during the marriage. This includes but is not limited to, a change in the custodial status from one parent to another, or a change in residence from one parent to another. The courts may also award sole physical custody and responsibility for the children’s education to one parent. In addition to awarding sole custody and/or responsibility for educational matters, the courts may award joint or sole physical custody, both of which may not include parental rights to the children.
If you have children who were involved in a divorce with their parents prior to your divorce and are involved in your own divorce proceedings, you may be interested in discussing your allocation of parental responsibilities with a Colorado Springs family law attorney. There are a few things that you should know when you discuss your responsibilities with a family law attorney. You should always ask the lawyer about the various factors that may have affected your allocation of parentage. Prior to requesting a consultation, it is important for you to consider how the change in custody situation affects your ability to provide for the needs of the children. In many cases, the court may award joint custody in order to avoid the children experiencing the emotional or financial stress of having to choose between their parents.
One of the primary factors that the court will consider is the amount of time that each parent devotes to the care and well-being of the child’s future school and/or college education. The court will evaluate the child’s ability to become financially independent and to make important decisions for his/her own life. It is also important to consider the ability of the parents to maintain a relationship with the other parent’s children if the other parent loses custody of the children.
When you discuss your responsibilities with a family law attorney, it is important that you be honest with your attorney about all of the facts of the situation. Your attorney will inform you of the various factors that may affect your responsibilities after the divorce. It is important for you to clearly understand what you can afford for your needs and how much child maintenance payments you will be required to make. If you have children from a previous marriage, it is important that you discuss your contribution to your former marriage as well as what type of support you received, including alimony or spousal support, or child custody rights.
Your attorney will discuss the impact on your ability to support and pay child support payments after the divorce. Your attorney will also discuss how any additional education or training obtained by the children will be affected by your role in their lives. Your attorney will advise you on how you will be able to keep your children enrolled in school.
The allocation of legal custody will vary from state to state and from case to case, but the goal of the court is to award the parents the most beneficial balance of custody that is appropriate for the child and the parents. If you have children from a prior marriage and are involved in your own divorce proceedings, it is important to discuss your responsibility and the process of dividing and awarding custody with a Colorado family law attorney before entering an agreement regarding all of the children’s matters.
If you have any questions regarding allocation of parental responsibilities in Colorado, contact our office:
Moran & Associates Family Law
220 E Costilla St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903