How NOT to Co-Parent Co-parenting can be a difficult adjustment, for both yourself and your children. You may still be emotional about the split, and it can be difficult to not let those emotions get in the way of your ability to co-parent. As tempting as it may be to have your children take sides or…

The Danger in Conflict Only Co-Parenting You may not want to stay involved with your ex after your separation, but if you’ve got children together, your kids may be suffering from your lack of communication. Some post-divorce parents feel they need to have contact with the other parent only in times of conflict. While there should be…

Important Rules of Being a Divorced Parent You may think the stress of divorce ends once your decree is signed, but often the stress carries into co-parenting after your divorce. While co-parenting can be difficult, it’s important to not take the stress out on your children. Keep in mind your divorce has already had an impact on…

My Friend’s Divorce Was Easy—Why Isn’t Mine? Each divorce is unique. Many factors play into the length and difficulty of a case, including how contested each matter becomes. Some of the factors that can affect the difficulty of your case include: Number and age of children Income of parties Assets of parties Debts of the…

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…

You Have a Voice in Your Family Law Case Although your attorney will make sure you are aware of your legal rights and help you litigate your case, it’s important to remember that you have a voice in your case. Your life is greatly impacted by the outcome of your case, so it’s crucial that…

Before Divorce: The Mandatory 90-Day Waiting Period There really is a waiting period to get divorced in Utah. Although it can seem frustrating feeling like you are trapped in a marriage longer than you’d like to be, the court believes there is good reason for this law. Many of our clients have expressed confusion at the…

Family Law and the Basics of Guardianship In matters of family law, it is often necessary to appoint a guardian. This term refers to someone who has the legal authority to make decisions for someone else, referred to as the ward or protected person. When Is a Guardian Appointed in a Family Law Case? Under Utah…

What Counts as Neglect? For some it may not be new to you, for your child to return from a stay with your ex, in less than perfect condition. Maybe their hair is a mess, and a few things missing like their socks or sandals. They haven’t brushed their teeth the entire weekend that they…

Why We Choose Family Law Burton Law is one of the few firms in Northern Utah focusing exclusively on family law. Our families are important to us and we know your family is important to you. We understand that the decisions made in the courtroom can greatly affect your entire life. We know there’s nothing more…