January: The Beginning of Divorce Season With the end of the holiday season, we enter the beginning of a new one – the season of divorce. January, The Divorce Month January has been widely considered the “divorce month” due to the consistent divorce filings every first Monday of the year (“Divorce Monday”). Lasting until early…

Advice for Teenagers Going Through A Divorce Parents struggle during the divorce process; however, not much advice is given to the teenagers and children going along with it. Our attorneys at Burton Law find it essential to give children any means to cope with this process, that at the end of the day, they did…

What Can I do if my Ex Won’t Let me see my kids? When married couples legally divorce, and they have children, the court will establish a custody order.  This legal ruling will define visitation and parental rights. Apart from cases where the children are at risk of imminent harm, neither parent has a right…

Who Will Pay For Private School Tuition? We all know that private school can be quite expensive and can be more so after a divorce. If your children are in private school, adding their tuition to the stress of divorce and less combined income can become quite overwhelming. For these reasons, it is common for…

Halloween: Holiday Parent-Time Halloween has come, the falling leaves, pumpkin spice, and trick-or-treaters. With the fun also comes questions about custody during Halloween time for quality parent-time. However, the questions arise because, unfortunately, Halloween is treated differently than all of the other holidays included in Utah Code Ann. 30-3-35, which provides a default schedule for…

What Happens When a Parenting Plan Fails If a parent violates a court-ordered parenting plan, they risk being held in contempt of court. Furthermore, they could face custody and visitation consequences if the court considers it a serious enough issue. More specifically, a parent could be held in contempt of court for the following: Repeatedly…

Understanding Guardianship in Utah We all understand that minors need an adult appointed in their life to be responsible for them and their wellbeing. In most cases, these people will be their natural-born parents.  In some cases, birth parents can no longer be responsible for their children. These reasons can include but are not limited…

5 Tips to Prepare for Mediation It’s a long and challenging road to decide to get a divorce, but once it happens, you will need a detailed plan to ensure a smooth transition to the next chapter of your life. You will find that mediation can help in more ways than one.  The goal of…

Differences in Divorce Actions You never thought the day would come, but here you are facing the real-life decision of getting a divorce.  This is certainly not a decision thought should be made rashly, in the heat of the moment, or on a whim.  However, if after deliberative thought and careful reflection you have arrived…

How Long Does it Take to get Divorced? Legal actions move much slower than you would anticipate, especially in light of the backlog courts are experiencing due to COVID-19. Have patience and understanding with your lawyer. They, too, want to have your case progress as timely as possible. Unfortunately, they are at the mercy of…