Child Custody

Should We Do Parent-Time Exchanges at a Police Station?

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

Divorce is tough. When you’re going through divorce, emotions run high, and sometimes they overrun logic. So, it’s no surprise that parent-time exchanges (i.e., when kids are exchanged between parents for visitation) can get a little heated. Most of the time, it’s pretty easy to tamp down the emotions by ensuring parents don’t really interact much [...]

Pioneer Day Parent-Time

By |July 8th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

In Utah, July is the month of fireworks. It starts with Independence Day and lasts all the way until Pioneer Day on July 24. And Pioneer Day is a big holiday in Utah, big enough to warrant a spot in the holiday parent-time schedule for divorced parents. But exactly how is Pioneer Day handled? Here’s what [...]

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July 4 Holiday Parent-Time

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

July is the month of fireworks in Utah. Independence Day kicks things off, and then there’s a steady stream of fireworks until July 24, Pioneer Day. So, what’s July 4 holiday parent-time if you’re divorced? Well, it’s this: July 4 beginning 6 p.m. the day before the holiday until 11 p.m. or no later than 6 [...]

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Does the Right of First Refusal Include my New Spouse?

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

The right of first refusal seems straightforward. It’s the idea that parental care is better than non-parental care (i.e., surrogate care), so parents should have the opportunity to provide care before surrogates provide care. (For a more in-depth treatment about what the right of first refusal entails, click here.) Makes sense on the surface, but it [...]

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My Ex Picks up my Daughter at School when It’s not his Time; what Can I Do?

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

You go to the school to pick up your daughter. You do this every day, and you have for years. Today, you drive in the parking lot and go to the pick-up areas. Your daughter isn’t there at the pick-up point. You know why. Your ex has done this before. He’s been on a powerplay over [...]

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Christmas 2018 Utah Parent Visitation Schedule: How To Reduce Conflict with Your Ex

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: Child Custody|

When it comes to divorced parent visitation, there are holidays and then there are holidays. Pioneer day is a holiday. It’s kind of cool, but it’s usually not a huge deal for Utah divorced families. No one fights about Pioneer Day visitation. Christmas is a holiday. Christmas is incredibly important for most Utah families because it’s [...]

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Kids Holiday Travel after a Divorce: 5 Tips

By |December 15th, 2018|Categories: Child Custody|

It’s been a while in the making, but you’re finally divorced. And, as if that weren’t enough, your ex moved to another state. So, now you have to navigate your kid’s travel back and forth between Utah and “that other state” during the holidays. Travel can be daunting (mainly because coordinating travel can devolve in to [...]

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Sarah’s Getting Divorced — How Did this Happen, and What Now?

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce Mediation, Flat Fees, Property Division, Uncategorized|

Sarah married her husband what seems like forever ago. That was a time of such joy and hope. Back then, Sarah felt like she was on top of the world and that her life had such potential. Sarah and her husband got through school and had kids. These births were, of course, filled with joy and [...]

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Do BAH and BAS Count Toward Child Support and Alimony?

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody|

Have you ever tried to read a military member’s pay stub? It’s a mess. There are a thousand different numbers, and determining actual compensation is difficult. All of this leads to confusion about what items are counted as income for child support and alimony when military personnel divorce. When doing military divorces and trying to determine [...]

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What Costs Do We Share when We Have 50/50 Custody in Utah?

By |April 26th, 2018|Categories: Child Custody, Child Support|

50/50 custody is becoming more popular in Utah, although, it’s far from the norm. The more popular it becomes, the more people have questions about how 50/50 works in real life. One question that comes up regarding 50/50 custody is: what costs do we share when we have 50/50 custody? The answer is: quite a few. [...]

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