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What is Parental Alienation?

Even the most amicable divorce can be hard on the young children of the divorcing couple: routines get disrupted, there’s shuttling back and forth between two homes, and things just aren’t like they used to be. But when parental alienation enters… Read More
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Planning for Summer Vacation With Your Children After Divorce

“Summertime, and the living is easy.” Whoever first penned those words wasn’t a recently divorced parent with kids, who has a limited amount of vacation time, custody issues, and an ex-spouse who may or may not be cooperative with their plans.… Read More
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How Detailed Should Your Parenting Plan Be?

Creating a parenting plan is an essential part of any divorce involving minor children, or case in which child custody is an issue. Your parenting plan is the “private law” of your co-parenting relationship, outlining everyone’s rights and resp… Read More
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Navigating the Holidays After Divorce

Ah, the holidays, when everything sparkles and glitters, and the air is filled with expectation. Certain TV channels devote their entire lineup to romantic Christmas movies and tales of family togetherness, and radio stations play Christmas songs non… Read More
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Can Divorce Be Good for Children?

Most of us know of an unhappy couple who stayed together longer than they should have “for the sake of the children.” And just about everyone has heard a report or study talking about how bad divorce can be for children: disrupting stabil… Read More
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Online Tools to Make Co-Parenting Easier

Divorce is hard, but it ends. Co-parenting, on the other hand, lasts forever. Even after your kids are grown, there will be graduations, weddings, grandchildren’s birthday parties. If the thought of having to interact with your ex for decades t… Read More
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Can Grandparents Get Visitation Rights in Utah?

For most grandparents, there’s no love like the one you have for your child’s own child. Many of the grandparents we know describe the experience of spending time with their grandchildren as being even more enjoyable than parenting, since… Read More
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Your Quick Guide To Utah Holiday Parent Time

Holiday parent time can be confusing. The confusion stems from the fact that holidays alternate from parent to parent depending on odd and even years. Thornier still is that holidays take precedence over regular parent time. Despite the potential for… Read More
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Helpful Parenting Tips Now That Your Child is Back in School

When you are in the midst of a divorce or custody dispute, navigating your parent time and your children’s schedules can be difficult. It takes time for parents and children to accustom themselves to a new schedule that involves two homes and split… Read More
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