5 Inspiring Thoughts for Newly Divorced Parents

Getting through a divorce is no easy task. You may think that the process is never ending or that you will never feel “OK” again. This simply isn’t true. You can work through your divorce and come out the other side as a stronger individual and a better parent. It will take some time to rearrange your life, but you can do this! The following quotes may be able to help you through this challenging time.     “I Read More

A Step-by-Step Guide to Establishing a Guardianship in Utah

Parents of minor children can nominate a conservator or guardian for their child. A guardian will be the person responsible for the child and is approved or set out by the court. This guardian will care for the minor child if the parent is unable to do so or if the parent passes away. Guardians are named in a parent’s will as well. Once a guardian is appointed, he or she will care for the minor child as if he or Read More

Back to School Time: 4 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust to School After Your Divorce

Going back to school can be difficult for children of any age. However, some children face unique challenges when they go back to school after a divorce. Children sometimes need to switch schools because of a divorce, or they may simply need to adjust to their parents attempting to coordinate schedules and activities. In either situation, parents can keep a few tips in mind to make the transition easier on their Read More

You are the Father: Establishing Paternity in Utah

Nothing is more exciting than the birth of a child, and many times both the mother and father are able to share in the joy. However, sometimes the father is not present because he doesn’t believe he is the father or perhaps the mother does not know who the father is. To protect the best interest of her child, it’s recommended that mothers attempt to legally establish paternity, even if the child’s father is Read More

5 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust to Living in Two Different Homes

When parents get divorced it can be particularly hard on a child, yet the opportunity to co-parent and share custody can help to ease some of the pain and confusion. Shuffling the kids back and forth between two houses can take some getting used to, but with these simple tips in mind, you might have an easier time helping them to adjust:   Don’t compete with the other parent - Switching back and forth Read More

Custody and Child Abuse: What to Do if You Suspect Domestic Violence

Children are often on the losing end of the situation when parents get divorced, and if you and your ex don’t get along, the situation is often very difficult. Even harder is not knowing what to do when your child consistently comes home to you with bruises or scratches that seem out of place. If you suspect your child is being abused when they are in the care of your ex, you must take immediate action as well as Read More

4 Situations Where You Might Need to Modify Your Divorce Agreement

Getting a divorce certainly has a feeling of finality to it, and while many things are permanently different after a divorce, some areas of your life might change down the line. If you have an agreement set in place that dictates certain child or spousal support requirements, or sets up a specific visitation schedule, these items might need to be modified at some point. Here are four common situations where you might Read More

4 Key Ways Criminal Charges and Convictions Can Impact Your Family Law Case

Family law cases can be varied and complex, and the outcome of topics like divorce, child custody, or adoption can all hinge on the character of the individuals involved. If you are going through a family law dispute and have previous charges on your record or are charged with a crime during your trial, it can have the potential to severely impact the outcome of your pre-existing case. Let’s examine how: Your Read More

Is Adoption Right For You?: 4 Things to Consider Before Moving Forward

Adopting a child is exciting and needs to be thoroughly considered before making this lifelong commitment. When it comes to adoption, what do you imagine it being like? The situation could look very different if you’re adopting an unknown child versus adopting your niece or nephew. Depending on the circumstances, you should be mentally and emotionally ready for anything to happen during and after the adoption. Let’s Read More

Custody Without Marriage: What You Need to Know

Not every couple who has children together wants to get married. Most of the time, this arrangement can be facilitated without too much complication, with both parents in the same home and the children getting the benefit of a complete family. However, what happens if the couple breaks up, or there is an issue that requires custody information to be discussed? After all, parents do not stop being parents just because Read More