May 12, 2014
Picking up from Colorado Child Custody FAQs (Pt. 1), below we will answer some more commonly asked questions that arise when people are dealing with child custody matters. If you are ready to receive more specific answers regarding your situation or you need help with any matter of family law, you are encouraged to contact the Colorado divorce and family law attorneys at Bahr and Kreidle.
Q: What if my ex and I agree to the terms of custody?
A: This is ideal. While it can be difficult for parents to agree on custody issues (particularly if they are involved in a contentious divorce), when they are able to come to an agreement on child custody arrangements, the courts will usually uphold this agreement (as long as it is reasonable, fair and makes sense).
Q: If my ex isn’t abiding by the custody agreement, can I stop paying spousal or child support?
A: No. Although it may be tempting to stop payments on spousal or child support when an ex is not living up to his or her end of a child custody agreement, it’s critical that you do not do this, as it can lead to serious legal issues (like being sentenced to jail, having your wages garnished, etc.).
Instead, if one parent is not living up to his or her end of a custody agreement, it’s time to go back to court and report the breach to the judge. This can lead to an adjustment of the custody arrangement, the spousal or child support payments, etc.
For some more answers to custody FAQs, look for the conclusion of this blog to come!
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