Help Your Children to Live in Two Homes After a Divorce One of the most difficult challenges for children after a divorce can be getting used to living in two different homes.  This sometimes scary and confusing change can be made easier when parents help their kids make the transition.  One of the most important…

How step-parent adoption works in Utah Modern families are more complicated, blended and extended than they have ever been.  Some people find themselves in situations where letting go opens them up for new opportunities and love.  This can mean finding someone new after a divorce and falling in love with the right person for you. …

Tips for Talking to Children about Divorce Ideally, both parties begin a marriage with the dedication to making their partnership a “happily ever after” story.  That simply, however, cannot happen for every one of us.  As you have probably heard before, nearly 40-50 percent of marriages in the US end in divorce.  Children often find…

How long will my Divorce Take? It is important to keep in mind that no one can tell you with 100 percent accuracy how long your divorce will take.  Each and every case is going to be different.  However, an uncontested divorce is going to take less time, than a highly contentious marital split.  An…

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…