Do You Need a Reason to File for Divorce in Utah?

Marriage is usually a lifetime commitment, and the state government expects married couples to take that commitment seriously. It is typically easier and faster to get permission to marry in the first place than it is to secure a divorce after making a legal commitment to someone else. Divorce will likely mean splitting up your property and possibly working out […]

Can Music Help You Predict a Divorce?

If your marriage is going badly, you might turn your thoughts to a divorce. Before you say anything to your spouse, you might want to seek external guidance to see if your belief that the marriage is beyond retrieval is correct. Talking to friends or a therapist is one way. Yet sometimes, there are subtler indicators that can help you […]

How Can You Make Custody Transitions Less Stressful For Everyone?

Whether you’re still working out your custody agreement with your co-parent or you already have it in place, the reality of it is not as black and white as the words on the page. Even when both parents abide by the parenting schedule, transitioning kids between homes takes some getting used for everyone. Regardless of whether you both have relatively […]

Factors to Consider When Choosing A Guardian For Your Children

Ideally, you’ll be around long enough to see your kids get well into their adulthood. However, there is no harm in being prepared for every possible situation. Accidents happen, and so do illnesses.  One step you might consider taking is nominating a legal guardian for your children. Essentially, this means naming a person that will be responsible for them until […]

Can You Prevent a Divorce By Not Responding to the Filing?

When you said, “I do,” you expected that promise to last for a lifetime. You never anticipated your spouse serving you with divorce papers, but that is exactly what happened. You wish to remain married, and you do not agree to the end of your marriage. Many people in Utah find themselves facing imminent divorce and wondering what they can […]

When Stability Matters For the Kids, Birdnesting is an Option

As you get divorced, all you’re thinking about is what will be best for your children. You want them to be happy, and you know that stability really helps children feel content. A divorce is already going to upset their stable view of the world, but moving out of the family home could make that even worse. That’s why you’re […]

Is It Possible to Secure An Amicable Divorce When You Disagree?

Divorcing couples in Utah typically have a lot to negotiate and resolve. Only those who get married with a prenuptial agreement already in place know exactly what will happen in their divorce before they file. Everyone else will have to either reach a settlement with their spouse or prepare for divorce litigation. When you can’t agree on how to share […]

Can Parents Spend Specific Holidays With Their Kids Post-Divorce?

The idea that divorce might lead to a lengthy separation from one’s children is often one of the reasons that people stay in miserable marriages. They tell themselves that any sacrifice is worthwhile if they get to see their children every day. They may not stop to think about how their stress levels might affect the children or how their […]

Four Reasons You May Need A Custody Modification

Many parents fear that a child custody order can’t be changed once it’s made.  However, a child custody order may be changed with a reasonable cause. While not every cause may lead to an altered custody order, the following are a few that may: 1. Relocation Possibly one of the most common reasons for an updated child custody order happens […]

How is Dissipation Different Than Hiding Assets?

When you’re going through a divorce, you may run into conflicts regarding how to divide your assets. Married couples are supposed to split their marital assets up during the property division process, but they cannot always agree on how to do it or even what assets are owned. In some cases, one person may intentionally try to keep those assets […]