How a Bad Marriage can Effect Children Many parents hold a common misconception that their children will always fare better if they stay together. Divorce is never easy, but avoiding it to keep a “happy family” together is not necessarily a wise choice. Children respond to their environment in ways that are different from adults….

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…

Can I Reduce or Cancel Child Support in Utah? The Office of Recovery Services (ORS) is an agency located within the Utah Department of Human Services. Within ORS, Child Support Services (CSS) is responsible for collecting child and medical support.  They offer a wide range of services designed to help both children and parents dealing…

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…

Staying Involved in Your Kids Lives After Divorce Depending on your situation and the custody agreement you work out in court, you may be seeing less of your kids after you divorce than you used to. That doesn’t mean you can’t stay involved in your kids’ lives and continue to be an important parent figure…