How to Financially Win in a Divorce When it comes to divorce, the two most important factors are usually child custody and finances. Often, the deciding factor in who wins financially is who can best present their case to the court. Here are a few tips to help you stand a better chance of winning…

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation No matter how you decided to seek the help and guidance of a family law attorney, it’s completely common to feel nervous and lost. You will definitely have many questions and concerns for your lawyer. You may even start feeling overwhelmed. Feeling 100% comfortable with your attorney is…

Does a DIY Divorce Actually Save Money? Most Utahns think they can save a lot of money if they represent themselves in court instead of hiring an expert divorce attorney. On paper, it’s true. However, it is likely that a DIY divorce will end up costing more in the long run. Below are some reasons…

Divorce: To DIY or Not to DIY? If you are entering a divorce, it may feel quite overwhelming, especially if you take into account the cost of a divorce. Sometimes, the idea of filing for a divorce on your own sounds promising and affordable. However, this isn’t always the case, as a DIY (“Do It…

Do You Need Permission to Travel? If you’re planning a family vacation for the summer, you may want to consult the time-sharing agreement to understand the availability for your children to travel. Sometimes, depending on your child custody arrangement, traveling with your children can be easy to schedule, however, most of the time it can…

Impact of Divorce Obviously, the impact of a divorce is devastating physically, mentally, financially, and perhaps spiritually depending on your religious conviction.  It is certainly not a decision that should be taken lightly.  These impacts are evident not only towards the divorcing couple but can also impact children, family members, friends, and loved ones. The…

Marital Statistics in Utah The recent pandemic has been difficult for most everyone, including married couples.  It has been widely discussed that the pandemic has caused a higher rate of divorce than typical.  In fact, the statistics have been quite sobering. Post COVID,  4 in 10 adults have reported additional anxiety and a depressive disorder….

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…

5 Tips to Prepare for Mediation It’s a long and challenging road to decide to get a divorce, but once it happens, you will need a detailed plan to ensure a smooth transition to the next chapter of your life. You will find that mediation can help in more ways than one.  The goal of…