Child Custody

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

By |2018-11-30T09:22:16+00:00November 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 |2018-06-25T13:57:46+00:00June 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 |2018-04-26T08:44:09+00:00April 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 |2018-04-25T18:13:06+00:00April 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 |2018-05-25T14:21:30+00:00April 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 |2018-05-25T14:16:26+00:00April 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 |2018-04-17T17:14:22+00:00April 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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My Husband Filed for Divorce and Defaulted Me while I Was on Deployment; What Can I Do?

By |2018-03-16T10:02:54+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Military Divorce|

Divorce never happens at an opportune time. In fact, it always comes at the worst time. For a member of the military, that worst time is on deployment. You’re homesick, isolated, lonely, bored, sometimes scared. Then, bam! You get divorce papers. You’re supposed to respond within thirty days, but you just don’t have it in you, [...]

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My Wife Filed for Divorce and Defaulted Me while I Was on Deployment; What Can I Do?

By |2018-03-16T10:04:21+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Military Divorce|

Divorce never happens at an opportune time. In fact, it always comes at the worst time. For a member of the military, that worst time is on deployment. You’re homesick, isolated, lonely, bored, sometimes scared. Then, bam! You get divorce papers. You’re supposed to respond within thirty days, but you just don’t have it in you, [...]

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What Are the Effects of Changing Schools Mid-Year during a Divorce?

By |2018-03-09T11:22:06+00:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: Child Custody|

One all-too-common tactic used in Utah divorces is one parent taking the kids in the middle of the school year and moving them miles away to a new school. Essentially, they change schools in the middle of the year. The thought is that the parent who moves the kids will have an upper hand in the [...]

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