Utah divorce

My Ex Is about to Have our Baby; What Should I Do?

By |August 11th, 2017|Categories: Child Custody, Child Support|Tags: , , |

Stuff happens. Maybe you were in a relationship with a lady and things didn’t work out. Maybe you got back together with your ex-wife and things didn’t end up working out. Whatever the case, your ex is pregnant with your baby and you’re not married. What do you do? Honestly, there are a thousand different answers [...]

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My Spouse Is a Gambling Addict; how Can I Keep Him from Stealing my Kids’ Identities

By |July 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Addiction sucks, and it's broken up more marriages than I can count. Gambling is the second fastest growing addiction in America (porn addiction is #1). Gambling addiction can be really bad because it, by definition, wastes so much of a family's income. While drugs can drain resources almost as fast as gambling, usually drug addicts find [...]

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Finance and Budgeting 101 Course: June 6, 2017

By |June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Here's a transcript of our June 6, 2017 finance and budgeting 101 class we teach for our clients. I've edited the transcript to make it more readable (we all use too many words when we talk). Hope this helps you get your finances in order during your Utah divorce. Marco:          [laughter] Thanks for coming in and doing [...]

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Impact Makers Radio — Getting your Financial House in Order

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed on Impact Makers Radio. The theme of the interview was "getting your financial house in order," and we talked about budgeting and finance for people going through a Utah divorce. I saw Utah divorce, but, honestly, the principles we discussed would benefit anyone anywhere going through divorce. You [...]

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Enforcing a Utah Court Order/Utah Divorce Decree: The Basics

By |June 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Let's say you went through a divorce in Utah. At the end of that process, the judge signed a divorce decree. A divorce decree in Utah is really just a court order telling you how things work in your divorce. It covers what you'll do with your assets and debt, your retirement, your kids, everything. And [...]

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5 Tricks to Save Money on your Utah Divorce

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Depending on how you handle things, your Utah divorces can be expensive. It doesn't have to be that way, though. Here are the five most effective tricks we've found that help control the cost of people's divorce. Get organized before you meet with an attorney. If you organize your thoughts, goals, and documents before you ever [...]

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Budgeting Tip: Equalizing your Monthly Utility Payments

By |June 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The Monthly Budget (A.K.A., your Financial Blueprint) We help our clients how to get out of debt and succeed with money. We feel it's an important part of helping clients through the Utah divorce. And the first step to getting your financial house in order to get out of debt is by creating a monthly budget. [...]

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Utah Special Master Agreement

By |June 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

I recently wrote a post explaining what a special master is in Utah divorces. In that post, I explained parents give special masters authority to make decisions. They do that by signing special master agreements, and I thought it might be helpful to show you what's in one of those agreements. Special Master Retainer Agreement The Court has [...]

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What Is a Special Master in Utah Divorces?

By |June 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Even though it might not seem like it, the vast majority of Utah divorces go pretty smoothly. Eventually, after the high of litigation and fighting wears off, exes get along and work together for their kids. They don't need supervision to help them talk and work things out. And then there're those other cases. What I [...]

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If I’ve Smoked Marijuana, Will I Lose my Kids?

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

We've helped thousands of Utahns with divorce. Over time, we've noticed some things. One of those things is that the two most popular ways of altering one's consciousness is through liquor and marijuana. Liquor is legal, so unless you're a raging alcoholic, drinking every so often probably won't affect custody of parent-time with your kids. Marijuana [...]

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