The Burton Law Firm Success Rate

It’s not uncommon for a client or potential client to ask what our firm’s success rate is. While this isn’t an obscure question, it can be a difficult one to answer. Some areas of law lend more to a discussion of wins and losses, i.e. criminal law or contract law. In family law, on the other […]

The Value of Compromise During Divorce

I won’t sugarcoat it, divorce is hard. It is driven by emotion which makes it a draining process for most individuals. From the realization that your marriage is over to possibly numerous court proceedings, divorce can often bring out the worst. The process can be time consuming and expensive. If you want to save yourself the […]

Am I Ready for Divorce?

There are many positions you can take in divorce, depending on your initial situation. According to an article by Bruce Derman, Ph.D. and Wendy Gregson, LMFT, there are three dilemmas that most people face when then find themselves headed toward divorce. 1. “I want the divorce, but I am not sure if it is the right decision.” […]

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 do things to get […]

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 a heightened level of communication during […]

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 your children. They too are trying to […]

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 parties Business & real estate interests Length […]

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 can be very difficult […]

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 you make an attempt to stay involved. The following […]

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 waiting period, so we decided to dig […]