Thinking about divorce? Here are some interesting tidbits many people don't know about Utah's divorce laws.
You aren't the first person to dread telling your children about your upcoming divorce, and you certainly won't be the last. Here are some tips that other parents have shared to make the conversation easier on everyone involved.
Your divorce was ugly, but it ended. You thought you had a court order in place that would prevent you from being treated poorly by your ex. You thought your nightmare was over. Now, you realize that your ex hasn't changed.
A "final" child custody order may be signed by a court in Utah but that does not mean it cannot be changed. The law recognizes that sometimes there is a need to change an existing child custody order, whether or not it is a "final" court order. A parent's health could change. A parent could move out-of-state or a parent may develop a substance abuse problem that could require a change in custody. Just as life can cause changes in a family, so can life create the need to change a child custody order -- fortunately, the law, in some circumstances, permits change.