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Jill Coil

Co-Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By | Child Custody

The COVID-19 Pandemic has given us an opportunity to fine-tune our coparenting skills. With your child going back and forth between households, it’s important to set up consistent rules to be followed by both households in order to keep everyone safe. If you’ve been staying home, aggressively washing your hands,…

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Alienation of Affection

By | Divorce

Everything seems to be going well with the marriage. Then one day, what you believed to be true, isn’t.  Your spouse is cheating on you.  The anger and betrayal you feel are all normal. So is the desire to make the paramour or other person pay. And it’s easy to…

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Divorce and Death: A Comparison

By | Divorce

It’s said that divorce is worse than death. But grief isn’t meant to be a contest. Still we ask: Who suffers more, the widow or the divorcee? What are the differences? How are they similar? Life after loss of a spouse is forever changed. Whether the result of illness or…

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Is Utah an at Fault State?

By | Uncategorized

A Look at Gardner v. Gardner 2019 UT 61 Fault in Utah Utah is NOT a “fault” state, which means that when Utah Commissioners and Judges are determining child custody or asset division in divorce, they don’t take into account if it was one spouse’s fault (like cheating); the at-fault…

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physical and legal custody

Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody in Utah.

By | Uncategorized

Parenting Plan Legal Custody is the decision-making process regarding your children’s major issues.  A few years ago, the legislature made it so that the default is that both parties would have Joint Legal Custody.  This means that you would create what’s called a Parenting Plan, which is basically a road…

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