Preparing to Discuss Custody at Mediation Mediation can be a helpful tool for many disputes, but one of the most frequently mediated issues in Utah is that of custody. Custody can be a difficult matter for parents to discuss, primarily because children are so important. Instead of preparing for mediation by digging your heels into the ground, consider…

What is a Custody Evaluation? During a case involving custody, if a dispute over custody arises or if the parents have serious concerns about the other party’s ability to parent, a custody evaluation may be necessary. Custody evaluations, or parenting evaluations as they are sometimes called, are often court-appointed, but can also be requested by either…

Co-Parenting With a Poltergeist This October, it may seem like you are co-parenting with a blood-sucking vampire, a zombie, or a poltergeist, causing you to feel like you’re at your wits end! Although you can’t control your ex’s actions, you can certainly choose how you react to them. Dealing with conflict when it comes to your child…

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…

Children’s Bill of Rights A family law matter can be emotional for all adults involved, but have you ever stopped to think what it’s like for a child? A family law matter can be equally, if not more, overwhelming for a child. It’s important to make sure children going through a matter such as a divorce or…

How to Tell Your Children You’re Getting Divorced It’s never easy discussing divorce with your children, but children usually appreciate honesty from their parents. We’ve listed a few suggestions to help you handle the difficult task of breaking the news to your children. Tell them together. If possible, show the children you and your spouse are still…

Answering Difficult Questions from Your Children After Divorce Utah families that are facing divorce often have one primary concern: how to make the situation as positive for the children as possible. It’s important to begin to address these difficult questions as soon as you’re considering filing for divorce. As a partner in a couple that’s separating,…