It is a common misconception that men and fathers often have that judges will favor the woman or mother during a Golden or Jefferson County divorce. Because of this misunderstanding, men will often not take the steps they should to make sure they are protected throughout their divorce and child custody case. All parties in a divorce have rights, and it’s important that you know and exercise these rights so you are protected.
Asset Division During Divorce: Protecting Your Assets in Wheat Ridge
Through the divorce process, assets are to be divided in a fair and equitable matter. Often men will just assume that half of everything they have will go to their former spouse and that’s the end of it. This is not always the case, though. The only property that is subject to division is the marital property – that which was attained or earned during the marriage. It’s important to consult with an expert divorce attorney to assess your assets and determine which are community property and which should be exempt from division.
Child Custody and Visitation Rights for Dads in Jefferson County
We sometimes see fathers allow the mother of the children to pretty much take the reigns when it comes to dividing time. Agreeing to an informal or extremely flexible child custody agreement often comes back to bite you in the butt later. Maybe when the agreement was made, everyone was agreeable and on the same page, then something changes and your children are kept from you because no specific agreement is in place. It’s important that you push for and only agree to a fair agreement, where you are sharing parenting time and responsibilities. If you want o be flexible going forward, you can – it’s just a good assurance to have the agreement to fall back on if something goes south.
Alimony and Child Support Payments: Keep Your Ducks in a Row
It’s vital that if you are required to pay temporary spousal maintenance, alimony, or child support that you make your payments are required on time. It doesn’t matter if you feel that it isn’t fair. Not paying can have serious legal consequences. You have legal options if you would like the court to re-evaluate the amounts you are paying, but it must be done through the court to avoid any negative consequences.