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Does It Matter When You File for Divorce?

When we ask the question, “Does it matter when you file for divorce?” we’re not asking if you should, say, wait to file until after Christmas or until the kids are in college. Instead, we’re referring to a question we occasion… Read More
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Categories: Assets & Debt
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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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If Your Spouse Hid Assets in Your Divorce

Divorce involves an unwinding of two lives that have been entwined and grown together, perhaps for many years. Part of the process of making your two lives separate again involves distributing the marital property and debt. In Utah, you and your spou… Read More
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Categories: Assets & Debt
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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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Ruff Times: Who Gets the Dog in the Divorce?

Your pet is a member of your family. Maybe you even refer to him or her as your “fur baby.” Pets are a source of unconditional love and comfort, especially when you’re going through a divorce. But who gets the dog in a divorce? Alth… Read More
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Categories: Pets
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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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What to Do if Your Ex Isn't Following Your Divorce Decree

Your divorce decree, at least one judge has said, is the “private law of your divorce.” These are the rules that you and your ex have agreed (or a judge has decided) are going to govern every aspect of your dealings post-divorce. Your div… Read More
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Gray Divorce: What You Need to Know

While divorce rates have declined in the population at large over the past few decades, they have doubled for Baby Boomers and others over the age of 50. Divorce is difficult for couples of any age, but it poses unique challenges for those in this ag… Read More
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