Child Custody

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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Do I Pay Utah Child Support when We Share 50/50 Custody?

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: Child Custody|

When parents share 50/50 custody, they assume there won’t be any child support. This makes sense because you figure that if you share everything equally, there’s no need to pay child support. Only problem is that’s not how it works in real life. Child support doesn’t belong to a parent. Instead it belongs to the child. [...]

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2 Best Things You Can Do To Get 50/50 Custody in Utah

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Child Custody|

In divorce, people spend more time and money fighting about kids than anything else. And for good reason: kids are the most important thing in a parent’s life. They are the reason we work so hard. Kids are our “why.” 50/50 Custody In Utah, 50/50 custody is becoming more popular all the time. It’s [...]

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What Are the most Popular 50/50 Custody Arrangements in Utah?

By |April 20th, 2018|Categories: Child Custody|

50/50 custody is an increasingly popular custody arrangement with Utah divorced parents. In essence, 50/50 custody means one parent has the kids 50% of the time, and the other parent has the kids 50% of the time. It’s simple in theory, but how do parents make it work in real life? In other words: [...]

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Should I Sign a Reintegration Plan with my Child’s Therapist?

By |April 17th, 2018|Categories: Child Custody|

When your child goes to therapy, things can get tricky. When you’re going through a Utah divorce and your child goes to therapy, things can become a minefield. When parents are going through divorce, one may start trying to use the therapist as a weapon against the other. All of this is completely inappropriate, of course [...]

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