Let’s face it: most stories about celebrity divorce are a lesson in what not to do. There’s something about being wealthy and in the public eye that tends to bring out the worst in former Hollywood couples, athletes and other celebrities. The divorces often end up derailing or dragging out due to petty feuds over financially insignificant property.
Same-sex couples cheered the recent legalization of same-sex marriage, but what not everyone realized is that the advent of same-sex marriage also means the advent of same-sex divorce. Not all marriages work out for the spouses. Today, due to the 2015 ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, all same-sex couples are allowed to marry and divorce in all states according to the state's usual rules of marriage and divorce. Before this ruling, however, there was a confusing patchwork of rules governing same-sex divorce.
After a divorce or separation, at least one of the parents usually moves out of the family home, so a decision must be made about how much parenting time the children should have with each parent. Legal rules and legal standards exist that govern how these kinds of child custody decisions are made. This blog post will provide some basic information on how child custody decisions are made by family law courts in Colorado.