Child Custody

Thanksgiving Parent-Time in Utah: 2019

By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. Christmas is okay, but Thanksgiving is great. There are lots of people who feel the same, which is why Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays in Utah’s holiday parent-time statute. So, when does the Thanksgiving Holiday begin and end? Here’s that Utah law has to say: “Thanksgiving [...]

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My Ex Didn’t Put my Name on the Birth Certificate; Can I Change my Kid’s Name Now?

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

My Ex Didn’t Put my Name on the Birth Certificate; Can I Change my Kid’s Name Now? One of the big differences between divorce cases and paternity cases is this: in divorce cases you don’t change the kids’ names. They’ve had them forever, so there’s no need to change them. In paternity cases, though, changing the [...]

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How Does Parent-Time Work on Halloween?

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

In level of love for holidays, behind Christmas comes either Halloween or Thanksgiving. I’m more of a Thanksgiving guy, but we have a lot of clients who love Halloween. They go all out with costumes and candy. It’s a big deal. So, how does parent-time work on Halloween for divorced Utah parents? Here is the schedule [...]

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My Wife Wants to Take the Kids and Leave the State; Should I Let her Move?

By |October 21st, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

You’ve been having problems in your marriage for a while now. You’ve talked about divorce, but you don’t want it to happen, and your wife says she doesn’t either. Then, one day, she says she needs space. She wants to take the kids and go live near her parents (it’s almost always near the parents). You [...]

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I’m Taking the Kids out of Town; Do I Need to Tell my Ex Where We’re Going?

By |October 14th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

You’re divorced, and you feel free. Your ex can’t micromanage your life anymore. It’s liberating. But, you have kids together, and you want to leave town on a trip for a few days. Do you need to tell your ex where you and the kids will be? That feels sort of micromanagey. Really, it all depends [...]

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My Ex and I Are Going to Share 50/50 Custody; how close Should We Live to Each Other?

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

Look, you’re getting divorced, and you’re not a big fan of your soon-to-be ex. This probably means you don’t really want to leave nearby. You want distance and to start a new life. That makes complete sense. Don’t blame you in the least. But, you’re going to share 50/50 custody, and that brings with it some [...]

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My Ex Said She Wants to Move, but We Share 50/50 Custody; Can She Move and Take the Kids?

By |October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

Moving after divorce is always a mess. It’s hard enough to do when everyone’s on the same page. It becomes much more complicated when everyone’s on different pages. But, life happens, and people move, so it’s a pretty normal issue divorced couples deal with. How do you handle moving when there are kids involved and you [...]

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Can my Fifteen-Year-Old Son Decide which Parent He Wants to Live with?

By |September 30th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

Maybe you’re going through a divorce right now. Maybe your divorce was finalized years ago. In either case, you now have a fifteen-year-old son, and he knows who he wants to live with. How do courts handle situations like this? Fifteen seems old enough that your son should have a say about which parent he lives [...]

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Can my Fourteen-Year-Old Daughter Decide which Parent She Wants to Live with?

By |September 29th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

Maybe you’re going through a divorce right now. Maybe your divorce was finalized years ago. In either case, you now have a fourteen-year-old daughter, and she knows who she wants to live with. How do courts handle situations like this? Fourteen seems old enough that your daughter should have a say about which parent she lives [...]

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Who Decides Where our Kids Go to School after the Divorce?

By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

You’re going through divorce, trying to make everything work. You’ve figured out custody and parent-time. You’ve decided on child support, alimony, and how to divide assets. One question still nags at you: who decides where our kids will go to school after the divorce? It’s an important question, and, like all important questions you ask an [...]

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