Child Custody

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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My Ex Called DCFS on Me; What Should I Do?

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

There’s nothing quite as stressful as receiving a call from the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS, sometimes called Child Protective Services or CPS), and hearing someone made an allegation of child abuse or child neglect against you. Your heart palpitates so much you can feel the pulsating in your ears. You start to [...]

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#1 Piece of Advice for Dad’s who Want 50/50 Custody

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

Dads, face it, it’s hard to get 50/50 custody of your kids in Utah. There are a few reasons for that, but mostly it’s because wives are with the kids more than men are. In other words, they are the primary caregivers, and that means a lot when you’re getting divorced and determining custody and parent-time. [...]

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Flying with Your Kids

By |September 18th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

Yesterday, I flew to and from Las Vegas for some meetings. As I was going through security, I thought about some tips for flying with your kids if you’re a divorced parent. Tip #1: Coordinate the flight with your ex. Whether you’re going out of town on vacation, or flying the kids back and forth between [...]

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Sole Legal Child Custody v. Joint Legal Child Custody: What a Utah Therapist Should Know

By |August 5th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

There are two types of child custody Utah marriage and individual therapists should be aware of: (1) physical custody, (2) legal custody. Physical custody is about which parent kids spend their time with. Specifically, it’s measured by how many overnights the kids spend with each parent. Legal custody is about who gets to make big decisions [...]

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