4 Ways to Move Past Your Divorce

Everyone goes through a divorce differently. It may take you months or even years to move on, or it could take you a couple of weeks. Everyone’s relationship is different, which means everyone’s end of their relationship is also going to vary. For some, the marriage may have been over long before the divorce was finalized; for others, a divorce could come as a complete shock. Regardless of where you are in the Read More

Divorcing Dads: How to Avoid These 4 Pitfalls in Your Divorce

June is all about dads. Children, whether they are young or old, focus on fathers this month and remember how important they are in our lives. Topham Family Law also wants to focus on dads this month by discussing some of the most common mistakes that fathers make in divorce and related custody issues.   Failing to make your relationship with your children a priority Some fathers make the mistake of assuming Read More

5 Parenting Mistakes to Avoid After a Divorce

Raising children can very challenging. Unfortunately, parenting can be even more difficult after a divorce. Parents sometimes make mistakes in how they talk to or behave around their children after a divorce. Making yourself aware of these concern areas can be a helpful starting point to ensure you are doing everything you can to help your child adjust to his or her new life. 1. Failing to Communicate Parents Read More

5 Signs Your Child is Struggling With Your Divorce

Divorces are rarely easy for children. Kids are especially vulnerable to mental, emotional, and behavioral issues that may be caused by a divorce. However, children are seldom effective communicators, and they may not even understand why they are upset. Instead, you, as a parent, need to keep an eye out for signs that your child is not coping well with your divorce. Red flags of this type of struggle may include the Read More

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