EMY A. Cordano Attorney at Law
A New Law Is Leveling The Playing Field Between Divorced Parents - Emy A. Cordano
In Recent a new law is revised relate to the child custody, From now both couples are equally can spend time with the child after divorce.
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The new law gives a parent who does not have custody of their child equal rights to time with their child. As of now, both parents could get to spend equal time with their children. Advocates say, traditionally, family courts awarded sole custody to one parent usually the mother, about 80 percent of the time. Under House Bill 35, a judge could grant a non-custodial parent more time with their child. So that means a child’s midweek visit becomes an overnight visit and a weekend visit to mom or dad’s ends Monday … READ MORE

A study was so striking it spurred researchers to label the four behaviours ‘the four horsemen of the apocalypse’ Ever been in the middle of a heated argument when suddenly the other person pulls out their phone and starts texting? If the answer is yes, and if you find it happening constantly, we hope that person isn’t your significant other. This behavior, known as stonewalling, is one of four reactions that John Gottman, a psychologist at the University of Washington and the founder of the Gottman Institute, has identified as … READ MORE

Our state is rife with information that can both help and impede progress in a child custody case. Utah courts has a ton of helpful information that you might wish to consider when thinking about the best interests for children of divorce . Best interests The court may order any custody or parent time arrangement created by the parents once it determines that the arrangement is in the child’s best interests. When there are disputes about custody, then the court will order the custody arrangement that is in the child’s best interests. The … READ MORE

Purpose of a Custody Evaluation A custody evaluation provides the court with information it can use to make decisions about custody and parent-time. This is done by evaluating the parties’ ability to parent, the developmental, emotional, and physical needs of the child, and the “fit” between each party and child. Unless otherwise specified in the order appointing the custody evaluator, the evaluator will consider and respond to the following factors: the child’s preference; the benefit of keeping siblings together; the strength of the child’s bond with the parties; continuing previously … READ MORE

Many of the 1.5 million children in the U.S. whose parents divorce every year feel as if their worlds are falling apart. Divorcing parents are usually very concerned about the welfare of their children during this troublesome process. Some parents are so worried that they remain in unhappy marriages, believing it will protect their offspring from the trauma of divorce. Yet parents who split have reasons for hope. Researchers have found that only a relatively small percentage of children experience serious problems in the wake of divorce or, later, as adults. … READ MORE

Divorce Effects and Prevalence It may be helpful to understand a little about divorce and the typical effects it has on men and women. The divorce rate in the United States is the highest in the world. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Sixty-seven percent of all second marriages end in divorce. As high as these figures are, what is also true is that the divorce rate appears to be dropping. The reasons for this change are not clear. Many people cannot afford to divorce, many people cannot afford … READ MORE

Holidays are a time when family gets together in Utah to celebrate not only the events behind the day, but the meaning behind it as well. They are a time to celebrate the relationships that we have with the ones we love. As important as holidays are, they occur only once a year and are limited in number. This is why holidays are often an important topic in discussions over child custody arrangements. Both parents often want the kids for every holiday, so splitting them up isn’t always easy. With Independence day … READ MORE

A divorce starts with a divorce petition. The petition is written by one spouse (the petitioner) and served on the other spouse. The petition is then filed in a state court in the county where one of the spouses resides. It does not matter where the marriage occurred. The petition includes important information regarding the marriage. It names the husband, wife and any children and states if there is any separate property or community property, child custody, and child or spousal support. Serving the Divorce Petition The petition (or the … READ MORE

There is a pervasive idea that a property division should result in a completely equal distribution of assets for each member of the dissolved marriage. Here in Utah, however, property divisions must be equitable, not equal. Equitable means that the division of assets must be fair given the situations of the parties. When sorting out what they believe will make for an equitable distribution of property, many divorcing couples make costly mistakes that can impact their financial futures. For example, while the separating spouses may fight over who gets to keep the … READ MORE

There are many considerations made when calculating alimony in Utah . The court may consider factors such as the earning ability of each spouse, the financial needs of each party and the length of the marriage; but what about the cost of broken dreams? Can a court put a price tag on something like a failure to have children during marriage? And if they could, should an ex-spouse be reimbursed for the lost shot at parenthood? That is what one lawyer is trying to find out. He is representing a woman who, at the … READ MORE