Halloween: Holiday Parent-Time

Halloween has come, the falling leaves, pumpkin spice, and trick-or-treaters. With the fun also comes questions about custody during Halloween time for quality parent-time. However, the questions arise because, unfortunately, Halloween is treated differently than all of the other holidays included in Utah Code Ann. 30-3-35, which provides a default schedule for holiday parent-time. Almost […]

Child Custody Safety Exchange Zones

Police and sheriff’s departments across the country are setting up safe exchange zones, where child custody exchanges can occur under video surveillance to ensure the safety of all parties involved. Below is a list of safe exchange zones located in the area. WEBER COUNTY: Roy City Police Department 5051 South 1900 West Roy, UT 84067 Located on the […]

How to Handle Co-Parenting with a Difficult Ex

Sometimes marriages end on mutual terms and relatively free from drama.  In ideal situations, people can obtain a divorce cordially.  Perhaps being able to walk away wishing the best for their ex-spouse.  In other cases, divorce can be an ugly thing filled with anger and resentment.  This type of situation can extremely difficult when the […]

How will a criminal conviction affect my custody case?

Family courts have traditionally been charged to make a decision that will be in the best interest of the child or children.  This means that they have a lot of discretion and power in child custody cases.  When parents become ex-spouses it can sometimes be difficult to establish where the child is going to live, […]

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.  As relationships grow, so does the […]

Everything a Step Parent Needs to Know about Adopting a Child

In many family dynamics, a stepparent can have a large impact on the lives of the biological children of their spouse.  However, step-parents often face unforeseen hurdles when building a relationship with the children from a previous divorce.  When things go correctly the step-parent and the children can build a meaningful, loving connection.  Some parents […]

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 […]

How the Grinch Stole Parent Time

The holiday season is probably full of events you and your ex want your child to attend. Family parties, religious events, and other commitments fill your calendar. What is the best way to discuss parenting time with your ex? Do it in writing It’s always a good idea to make any requests in writing in case it […]

Christmas Parent Time (Fa-la-la-la following your decree)

The Christmas holiday is fast approaching, which means you may be wondering about your visitation over the Christmas break. As with most holidays, Christmas can be a time with strain over who has the children. Always refer to your decree for your visitation schedule, read it often and become familiar with what it says. If you […]

Utah Parent Time Statutes. What Determines Your Parent Time After a Divorce?

Usually the most difficult issues to deal with during a divorce are those surrounding your children. While both parents want what’s best for their children, having to split time and parent duties can be challenging. There are several strategies and resources for dealing with these issues as they come up during divorce, and it’s important […]