It’s the Divorce Time of the Year It’s that time of year. January has unofficially been dubbed “Divorce Month” due to the high number of divorces that are filed in comparison to other months. So, if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to have a fresh start, now is the time to consider meeting with an attorney. Take…

Deck the Halls with Divorce As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”. But you may be asking yourself why you feel so awful. December is a month that many people consider their future and what it entails. This may include reflecting on your marriage. If you’re considering divorce, you aren’t alone….

Giving Thanks for Divorce As Thanksgiving draws nearer we reflect on our lives, the things we are most grateful for and the trials and accomplishments we have experienced during the year. Divorce can be challenging and painful; but it can also bring surprising gifts such as independence and perspective. Finding gratitude will aid you on…

My Divorce is Final: What Do I Do Now? Your divorce has been finalized. It may have been a long, emotionally draining process. Now that it’s over you may not be sure what to do with your time and this new chapter of your life. One moment you may feel relief or excitement while at other…

Co-Parenting With a Ghost Parenting with a co-parent that’s scarcely there can be downright spooky, possibly making you like a single parent. So how do you handle co-parenting with a ghost? Here are some tips to keep you and your children grounded, even if you ex floats in and out of the picture. Encourage Time Though the…

Filing First: Is There a Benefit to Being the Petitioner? The person who makes the initial filing in a Utah divorce is called the petitioner, and from that point in the legal proceedings, they are referred to by that title. The responding party is referred to as the respondent. Often times in a divorce, both…

What Is a “Simple” Utah Divorce? Often potential clients call and think they just need a quick appointment to understand the basic process of divorce. Phrases like “it’s a simple divorce”, “I don’t want this to go to court, we’ll just keep it civil” and “this should be an easy case” are spoken all too often…

Should I Hire a Divorce Attorney or Do It Myself? It seems that often people wrestle with themselves over the decision of whether or not to hire an attorney. While I will outline some of my thoughts on this frequently asked question, the baseline is clear: HIRE AN ATTORNEY. DIY Divorce Can Turn Into $$$ While there…

Getting Divorced: How to Break the News to Your Parents If divorce is the right choice for you, there may be a number of difficult conversations you will need to have. Most people immediately think of the dreaded talk with their children, but an often overlooked conversation is approaching this topic with parents. Everyone will have a different…

What Type of Child Custody Should I Seek? Child custody is one of the most contested matters within divorce. It’s a long-lasting decision that should be made with a firm understanding of what you are seeking and the terms that go hand in hand with it. Utah custody can be confusing, especially if it’s your first…