How Is Child Custody Decided? When two parents divorce, one of the most difficult things to determine is child custody. It’s often an emotional and heated process, as both parents want what’s best for their child. In order to make a fair determination, there are a number of factors that are considered. Here are the…

What are the Primary Concerns in Resolving Parenting Issues? When it comes to resolving parenting issues, there are a few primary concerns that need to be taken into account. The first is the well-being of the child. This means that the child’s needs must be taken into account and given priority in any decisions that…

Keeping Your Child Safe With an Abusive Spouse When going through a divorce, you may feel lost on how to protect your child from your abusive partner.  Unfortunately, getting the complete picture of everything your child may be experiencing can be challenging, especially in a different household. Here are some ways to minimize the risk…

Do Mothers Always Win Sole Custody Will the Mother Always Win Sole Custody? It’s a common misconception that mothers always win in custody battles. However, there is no guarantee that a particular parent will be awarded custody of their child. The outcome of a custody case can depend on many factors, including: • The laws…

Do You Need Permission to Travel? If you’re planning a family vacation for the summer, you may want to consult the time-sharing agreement to understand the availability for your children to travel. Sometimes, depending on your child custody arrangement, traveling with your children can be easy to schedule, however, most of the time it can…

4 Tips to Help Modify Your Child Support Payments When a court-ordered child support arrangement becomes hard to fulfill, due to loss of income or any other serious issues, it may become possible to change the agreed-upon payment amounts. Any parent has the ability to petition for a child support modification. Here are some tips…

Understanding Child Support in Joint Custody Cases Child support and custody is usually one of Utah’s most significant and most complex portions of divorce. This is because no two cases are alike, and outcomes depend on various factors. Many parents have assumptions about joint custody and, therefore, child support payments. For example, it may make…

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 to My Children Should I Pass Away? In hearing of the recent, horrific accidents that have occurred on Utah’s roadways during the last couple of weeks, my heart is heavy for the victims, their families, and loved ones left behind. So many lives were lost too early, some leaving children behind without parents….