Divorce is an emotional experience for everyone. Both the spouses ending their marriage and the children witnessing the divorce will struggle with their feelings. Unlike divorces between childless people, divorces with families that have children can have messier outcomes.
If you suffer from alcohol and/or drug issues, spending some time in rehab can put you on the path to a happier, healthier life. If you're a divorced parent whose substance abuse issues have cost you custody and perhaps even unsupervised visitation rights, completing an inpatient recovery program can help you be the parent your kids need.
Coparenting always comes with its own unique challenges, no matter the circumstances. The temptation to use child custody as a tool to punish the other parent for your own frustrations is common, and is a struggle that crosses all social and economic boundaries. No parent has too much or too little money to face this struggle, and bad co-parenting behavior can develop in anyone, even if they are otherwise a reasonable and dependable person.
You and your spouse didn't get a prenuptial agreement before you married. Maybe you didn't think you had enough assets to make one worthwhile. Perhaps neither of you wanted to give any thought to the possibility that your marriage might someday end.
If you're getting a Colorado divorce, you might notice disparities in the marital assets that you're aware of and those that your ex is claiming. So what happened to the rest of your jointly-owned resources?
If a judge has ordered that you have only supervised visitation with your children during or after your divorce, it may seem like a slap in the face. However, it's essential to understand that the purpose of supervised visitation is to protect your children -- not to punish you.