More Coloradans are waiting until they are older to get married, and that means both parties may have acquired substantial assets before the wedding day. Another increasingly common situation is that people entering into a second marriage want to protect the assets they brought from the first marriage and eventually give those assets to their children.
In any child custody case, and especially in a contentious one, child abduction may be a concern. Unfortunately, when parents feel that their rights are being unfairly curtailed, they sometimes act rashly. The high stakes and accompanying tension of a court case make this kind of behavior all the more likely.
A 35-year-old Congress Park man was arrested and charged with second degree arson for acts and harassing threats he made on the night of Friday, June 29. Apparently, the man called and left messages for his estranged wife threatening to beat up and kill her new boyfriend. Those threats were confirmed once police heard the man's voicemail.
Once parents receive custody of their children after divorce, there are many reasons why they may have to move to a different home. Especially in today's economic climate, parents often have to move for a new job, an employment or military transfer, or to a smaller home, or near family members who can help out with caring for the kids.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a law making it easier for state child support agencies to collect payments from parents living in another country. The 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance was amended by a voice vote in the House ensuring that international governments would enforce U.S. law.