4 Essential Elements of Parentage Decree

Much like a divorce decree, a paternity decree sets out the rights and obligations of parents to their children. The difference is that the parents in this type of situation were never married. A paternity decree is established in a parentage case. While most people assume that this type of case only proves who the father of a child is, it actually does much more than that for unmarried couples in Utah. 1. Read More

Gray Divorces: The Unexpected Effect on Adult Children

A “gray divorce” is a divorce that occurs when the couple is usually 50+ years old. Couples going through a divorce later in life face unique challenges when it comes to property division, particularly in regard to impending retirement, health insurance, and more substantial accumulated assets. However, one aspect that is sometimes overlooked is the effect that your divorce will have on your adult children. The Read More

5 Ways You Can Be There for Your Kids After Your Divorce

One of the hardest adjustments to make after a divorce is how to raise your children so they will grow up strong, happy, and healthy. Your children will typically be spending a significant amount of time with each parent, which can put a lot of stress on them. In addition, kids often feel helpless and like they have no control over their lives due to a divorce. While it can be challenging, if both parents are Read More

Bring it on 2018: The Path to Healing From a Divorce is Through These 3 Resolutions

Divorce raises a variety of feelings and emotions, from anger to sadness, to confusion, to resentment. What you are feeling will impact what moving forward looks like to you and your children. For some, empowerment should be a focus, while others may need to expend their efforts on forgiveness. Below are just a few ideas and suggestions that you can use to make 2018 a year in which you recover from your divorce. Read More

How to Successfully Co-Parent With Your Former Spouse

It is no secret that co-parenting can be very difficult. Parenting by itself can be hard enough, but when you and the other parent do not get along or do not agree with parenting methods, it becomes even more difficult. How can you combat these challenges effectively? The following tips can get you started.     Keep an Open Dialogue Communication is absolutely vital in a successful co-parenting arrangement. Read More

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