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Parent/Child Law

Summertime brings special access need for divorced Colorado parents and their children.  There are lots of special events and activities during the summer. Routine birthdays, family get-togethers, picnics, or special trips.  If conflicting events occur each summer then perhaps the children can participate with one parent this summer and the other parents next summer. If the events are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities than it would usually be wise for the other parent to give way and not force the children to miss out. The bottom line is that flexibility and cooperation serve the children so much better than confrontation and rigidity. Even parents who have not separated must negotiate with each other and make trade-offs when making plans for how to spend the summer. Each parent needs to place the children's best interests above all else and this almost always means making sure they maintain a close relationship with the other parent.

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Courts in Colorado Springs divorce or dissolution of marriage cases recognize the concept of a psychological parent and its relationship to the best interest of the child.  The psychological father or psychological mother in a divorce is someone other than a biological parent who develops a parent-child relationship with a child through day-to-day interaction, companionship, and caring for the child.  Who may be deemed a psychological parent has been defined in various ways –common to these definitions is a relationship with deep emotional bonds such that the child sees the person as Mom or Dad. 
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Child Support in Colorado Springs

Thursday, 20 December 2007
Our attorneys in Colorado Springs help you estimate your child support payments in Colorado by using a child support calculator.   If your computer is equipped with excel, you can use the child support calculator found at the state judicial website: www.courts.state.co.us. Sometimes these child support calculators are helpful but they will only get you so far:
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MPatMarrisonFor over a quarter century, we have helped people during what is often the darkest time in their lives. Divorce is not easy even under the best of circumstances. For most people, family is central. Having something go wrong in the family can have a ripple effect that extends beyond the home and into other areas.

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