Custody battles have traditionally been a part of many contentious divorces. Following family experts’ lead, however, the courts here in Colorado typically award custody to both parents. Actually, custody is no longer a term used in Colorado divorce cases -- it has been replaced by the term "Allocation of Parental Responsibilities," which includes parenting time and decision making.
Like many divorcing couples, you and your spouse may have unresolved issues as you dissolve your marriage. However, holding onto your anger and resentment will not help you move forward – it could even harm you.
We thought it appropriate to provide tips to dads who will celebrate Father's Day for the first time as a divorced parent. It is a new world and chances are that the relationship with your children has shifted due to the split. Ideally, it was an amicable divorce and the process went smoothly, but experts believe that fathers will still need to take steps to strengthen the parental bonds.
The roles in marriage have evolved, particularly since the reign of the “Nuclear Family” of the 1950s with the homemaker mother and working father. Since then there have been shifts in regards to employment and pay, division of household chores, the role a mother and a father play in raising the children, and countless other aspects of the marriage and gender roles.