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….

What if Your Ex-Spouse Tries to Sabotage your Summer Plans? It is not unheard of that one particular ex-spouse may be challenging to work with after a divorce and custody agreements have been made. Legal documents such as custody orders or parenting plans are designed to address information, so there is no confusion. Perhaps one…

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody? Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that one in three women in Utah will experience domestic violence, compared to one in four nationwide. Domestic violence is a severe problem that more people than just the victims. Each state implements laws to protect children from…

Tips for Reducing the Stress from Divorce on Children Divorce is a stressful process; however, some adults forget that it’s stressful for everyone involved, including your children. In most cases, children are left to deal with the repercussions of divorce by themselves. As a parent going through a divorce, it’s crucial to keep the following…

Educating Your Children About Divorce Between filing, obtaining an attorney, dividing assets, arranging shared custody, and all the usual encumbrances of divorce, you may find it easy not to have the energy to think about explaining this process to your children. We get it; you’re still probably trying to sort out your own emotions. Never…

Should I Adopt My Stepchildren? As culture changes, so will society and what an American family looks like in 2020. Divorce has become more common, understood, and accepted by communities. Fortunately, this means the shame and stigma that accompanied a marriage ending is no longer relevant. People are finding themselves free to leave bad relationships…

Parenting Plans in Utah In case you’re a parent who is petitioning for legal separation, it’s imperative to get a temporary parenting arrangement set up. Truth be told, an impermanent parenting plan is fundamental with regards to ensuring your inclinations and saving your privileges as a parent. What’s a Temporary Parenting Plan? Like other impermanent…

Things to Consider with Stepparent Adoption in Utah The idea of a “traditional” family unit has been changing for a long time now.  People have found that by being adaptive and accepting of change, they can pursue what makes them and others truly happy.  For example, blended families have become more popular and commonplace as…

How Having a Child can affect Your Marriage. It should go without saying that having a child together is one of the most challenging and rewarding things a couple can do together.  Whether having a child was planned, or a happy surprise, new parents are in for obstacles they could never have imagined.  Many people…

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…