Parenting Over State Lines It is becoming more common for parents to live in different states. Quite often, this is due to employment or other responsibilities. Co-parenting can seem challenging when you live a block away, let alone a state away. If you find yourself in this situation, you may wonder how you can continue to be…

Before Divorce: The Mandatory 90-Day Waiting Period There really is a waiting period to get divorced in Utah. Although it can seem frustrating feeling like you are trapped in a marriage longer than you’d like to be, the court believes there is good reason for this law. Many of our clients have expressed confusion at the…

Understanding Adult Guardianship in Utah Adult guardianship is a legal arrangement that authorizes a capable adult, or guardian, to make decisions for another adult, referred to as the protected person or ward. Under Utah law, a guardian may be appointed if an adult is determined to be incapacitated. This means that the adult lacks the ability…

Waiting Until Children are Older to Divorce It may seem better to wait until your children are older to divorce.  You may think it’s more difficult for them to understand at a young age and that they will have the ability to better cope with the situation once they are older.  Some couples choose to wait…

Legal Separation Can Have a Lasting Impact A couple may sometimes try a trial separation before proceeding with divorce. In some cases, the couple is attempting reconciliation while separated. In other cases, they have made the decision to no longer move forward as a couple, but aren’t ready to divorce. Although separation can sometimes provide the…