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

How to Develop a Parenting Plan That Puts Your Children First

A family that has gone through a divorce knows its fair share of challenges, and when children are involved, life after this major event can be complicated. All too often, parents are focused on their own needs during this emotional process and forget that their children should be their number one priority. When it comes to a parenting plan, do you know how to create a system that puts your children first? If not, Read More

5 Simple Ways to Make Divorce Less Stressful for Your Kids

Divorce is hard on everyone in the family, but for children it is especially difficult. They will experience a wide range of emotions that include sadness, anger, confusion, guilt, and worry over what will happen to them. Here are five simple ways that you can address these feelings and help them move through the divorce process with as little stress as possible. Reassure Them That They Are Not to Blame Younger Read More

Parenting After Divorce: Don’t Forget to Address These Key Factors in Your Parenting Plan

When going through a divorce there are many things that need to be done correctly in order to position yourself and your family in the best possible circumstances once the divorce has been finalized. For parents in Utah, one of the most important things you have to do will likely be creating an effective parenting plan. All divorcing couples that have joint custody of minor children need to draft a plan and then have Read More