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…

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,…

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…

How to Help Keep your Child Custody Case on Track In a perfect world, your family law custody attorney and you should be working as a team for the same goal.  When children are involved the stakes can be particularly high, so it is important that you help keep your case on track.  This doesn’t…

How long will my Divorce Take? It is important to keep in mind that no one can tell you with 100 percent accuracy how long your divorce will take.  Each and every case is going to be different.  However, an uncontested divorce is going to take less time, than a highly contentious marital split.  An…

It’s the Divorce Time of the Year It’s that time of year. January has unofficially been dubbed “Divorce Month” due to the high number of divorces that are filed in comparison to other months. So, if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to have a fresh start, now is the time to consider meeting with an attorney. Take…

Is January the Right Time to Divorce? If the new year suddenly has you itching to get divorced, you’re not the only one. Divorce rates take a big jump in January, according to a recent University of Washington study. So, what is it that has everyone thinking about divorce? There are several factors that may be reasons…

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…

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…

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…