Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.: Protecting Your Rights as a Mother
A mother's rights in a divorce case can include the right to spousal
maintenance (alimony) and child support in addition to a fair share of
all marital property, including a share of her husband's retirement
accounts. In a custody case, mothers may be entitled to a greater share
of the parenting time or decision making authority for the children.
A mother or spouse who earns significantly less than a father or husband
may also be entitled to assistance with her attorney fees and costs associated with:
- Legal separation
- Child custody
- Child support
When a mother or wife is the primary breadwinner for a family, she may
need the assistance of legal counsel to protect what she has earned and
protect her ability to support herself and her children in the future.
Additionally, her parenting rights should not be diminished by her willingness
to support the family, in the same way that Colorado law now protects
father's rights. Our Longmont family law attorneys at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin,
P.C. can help you protect your rights as a mother.
discuss how your rights as a wife and mother can be protected.