Child Custody

Termination of Parental Rights

When getting a divorce a major concern is that of the welfare of minor children.  Their needs, health, happiness, benefit and well-being must be considered and put above other considerations.  After all, children cannot address these issues for themselves and we as parents and adults need to ensure children's needs are met and their welfare is protected.  What options do you have when you believe your...

I Got Served with Divorce Papers, What Now?

If you have been served with divorce papers, then you need to handle things seriously and make the right, smart decisions that will be in your best interest. Even if you're expecting a divorce, remember that the way that you respond can completely impact the outcome of your case. We know, dealing with divorce papers can be quite an overwhelming task to tackle at first. This is why we have compiled a list...

Custody 101

Legal custody is not an everyday topic, nor thought of for that matter until it affects your life either directly or indirectly. However, once you dive into the subject, you will find many different terms to describe your rights. These rights can be different from case to case. Below we will go over the basics of legal custody to help you understand what each category means.  Legal Custody  Legal...

The Dos and Don’ts of a Child Custody Battle: Part 2

A complicated and overwhelming part of divorce is determining child custody, and you do not want an aggressive child custody battle on your hands.  Winning these complex battles can be challenging. However, knowing what to do and what not to do can make all the difference. Doing certain things can hurt your case and ruin your chances of winning. Last time, we discussed the dos of child custody...

The Dos and Don’ts of a Child Custody Battle: Part 1

A child custody battle is one of the more emotional and challenging parts of a divorce, so it is important to do your research before proceeding. Custody and all that comes with it is incredibly complex, and its dispute can lead to major conflict and acrimonious feelings. Unfortunately, wanting to win the fight isn't enough. There are several things you should do, and just as importantly, things you...

Which Parent Gets Custody of the Children?

Navigating a divorce can be overwhelming and stressful for everyone involved, especially when children are in the equation. Custody and visitation issues are extremely sensitive and complicated, and determining who gets custody of your children is a serious matter that the courts do not take lightly. So, which parent will get custody of your children? Continue reading to learn more. The Basics of Child...

Adopted Children and Divorce

Divorce is a challenging process for everyone involved, especially children. It can be even more difficult for adopted children because the separation of a family unit can amplify the difficulties faced by an adopted child. It is not uncommon for an adopted child to feel as though they do not “belong” in the family, regardless of how well they are treated and loved. Their question of belonging...

Five Reasons to Implement Co-Parenting

While over 40% of marriages in the United States result in divorce, couples entering a marriage do not plan on their relationship ending. Of these divorces, close to half involve children. More and more of these parents are embracing single parenthood and the changes it brings. Even though a marriage ends, some sort of relationship is required with one another to help maintain the relationship with their...

Signs of Effective Co-Parenting

Getting to the point where you and your ex-spouse are co-parenting well is an exciting landmark. It takes a lot of hard work and respect to get there. It is a sign that you and your ex are co-parenting effectively. There may be room for improvement periodically, but take a moment to notice what is working for your family, pat yourselves on the back, and go with it.   Below are signs of effective...

The Different Types of Custody in Utah

Utah has a few different types of child custody. Determining which type of custody best suits your situation may cause you stress. Some parents aim to get full custody for no other reason than to punish their ex-spouse. As tempting as that may be, it is important to keep the bigger picture in mind here. In many cases, full custody is not what is best for your children. In a divorce or paternity case, the...

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