Child Custody

Traveling with Children After Divorce

Traveling with Children After Divorce

So, you are getting divorced, or you’ve already received your Decree, and you want to take your kids on a trip? Regardless of whether you are in the process, or have already received your final Decree, traveling with children will be somewhat different than it was before the divorce started. For example, once the divorce or legal separation action is commenced in Colorado, you and your spouse are both subject to a rule known as the “Automatic Temporary Injunction,” which, among other things, prohibits either of you from taking the children out of state without the permission of the other parent. In addition, once the divorce starts, you should be communicating about any overnights the children will spend away from home during your parenting time….

Four Things to Consider if You’re a “Disneyland Parent.”

Four Things to Consider if You’re a “Disneyland Parent.”

Who doesn’t love a good trip to the Magic Kingdom? It is, after all, the happiest place on Earth. So, why has the phrase “Disneyland Dad” come to be so derogatory, and what can be done about it? A Disneyland parent is the parent who does not have primary custody of the children after a divorce and who, in the limited time they have with the children, attempts to make up for their lack of involvement by indulging their children’s whims, giving them gifts, taking them on special excursions, and generally avoiding anything – including imposing limits or discipline – that could make their child unhappy. This strategy has the effect, whether intended or not, of painting the other parent as the “mean” parent by contrast. In…