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Why equal parenting time is best for your children

Most married couples do not split amicably but have negative feelings such as hostility and resentment toward each other. Often, the cause of the divorce, such as infidelity or addiction, is what makes this life event so emotionally intense and contentious. The things that happened may cause you not only to want to avoid your ex but also want your kids to avoid being with him or her.

How to tell your kids about divorce

One of the most painful things parents in the Salt Lake City area who are separating have to do is tell their children about their divorce. If you wait too long, you risk your relationship with them and their emotional well-being. So, it is generally better for you to tell them sooner than later if you are sure that reconciliation is not possible.

Basics of child support in Utah

For divorcing parents who have young children, child support will number among the major issues they will need to resolve. Whether they are able to come to an agreement in the course of mediation or end up having to go through litigation, it can help to understand the general outline of the relevant rules.

4 things to do when you get served with divorce papers

Not everyone seeking divorce advice is the spouse initiating the end of the marriage. Sometimes, divorce papers may come unexpectedly or undesirably to one spouse, who then is at a loss at how to react properly. What should you do when you find yourself in this situation?

Things to keep in mind when divorcing a difficult spouse

If you are getting ready to divorce a self-absorbed or narcissistic person in the Salt Lake City area, you may have your work cut out for you. You may be ready to leave your ex-spouse behind so you can move on, but there is a strong possibility that he or she may do everything possible to cause delays to keep you around. 

Planning for divorce in case your marriage does not work out

One situation that many people in Utah overlook when planning their lives is divorce. While you are busy planning for your retirement, you should also think about how a divorce can affect you financially and your kids emotionally. Divorce may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, no matter the state of your relationship with your partner now, you should have an exit strategy so you do not lose control of your situation. 

Why you should keep your expectations realistic in divorce

One of the hardest decisions you may ever have to make in your life is divorcing your spouse. You may think that after you file, everything is going to progress smoothly. As comforting as that expectation is, you should not allow yourself to draw a false sense of security about your situation. Divorce is one event that can take you years to recover from because of its impact on every aspect of your life. 

Things to know about establishing paternity in Utah

For un-wed parents, establishing paternity can be very important. Particularly in Utah, unlike married individuals, when un-wed individuals have a child, the man does not automatically receive the title of the biological father. Therefore, if the father wants to have rights to and be part of the decision-making process for the child, it is important to determine paternity. There are a few key things that you should know about paternity proceedings.

How can I prepare financially for divorce?

When it comes to divorce, not many people in Utah think about their financial situations before filing. Many of them go through the divorce process with unrealistic expectations about the outcome. Some people make false and contentious claims because they think their judges will believe them and base their divorce settlements on sympathy. Little do they realize that real life divorce situations rarely play out that way. 

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