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Relocating With Your Child After Divorce: Proving Relocation is Best for Your Child

Divorce is a major life change, for both the divorcing spouses and their children. Typically, after a divorce, it is ideal for parents to live near enough to one another for both of them to spend time regularly with the children. But life often conti… Read More
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Divorce Tips for Dads

Divorce Survival Tips for Dads

Divorce is hard under the best of circumstances. If you’re a father of minor children, it’s even harder. Not only do you have to deal with the loss of your marriage, and the financial upheaval that goes with it, you are facing a possible disrupti… Read More
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What are Stepparents’ Rights in Utah?

Despite how stepparents are portrayed in fairy tales, in real life, they often have excellent relationships with their stepchildren—in some cases, a better relationship than the child has with his or her natural parent, especially if that parent ha… Read More
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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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