We speak with many people each week who are just beginning the divorce process who are concerned with their custody rights but have not yet thought to ask themselves one very simple question, “What will be in the best interests of my children?” May we suggest when it comes to custody, parent time, child support, child health care, and anything else related to your children and your pending divorce, always ask you self what will be in your kid’s best interests first. Your interests and rights are important; there is no doubt about that an often your interests may line up completely with your kids. However, when it comes to the kids, both parents should be looking at their children’s best interests as paramount to everything else. Often we speak with a person who is concerned 100% with what they will get out of their Utah divorce; they may not have even thought one second about what their children need to get out of this process. Many custody battles could be avoided if both parents set aside their own wants and desires for custody that were not related to what they believed would serve the best interests of their children. Below are a few tips to help you keep your children’s best interests at the top of your focus during a divorce:
Divorce Education Classes
Every parent in a divorce must complete divorce educations classes. One of the primary focuses of the divorce education classes teaches parents how to better serve the interests of their children and co parent. The principles taught at these classes can be very helpful in working together as parents even through an otherwise nasty divorce. The classes are mandatory and are regularly held depending on the area you live in. Get into these classes early. This may change your perspective on certain issues and help you reach a settlement on difficult child matters.
Divorce Education for Children
The courts in Salt Lake City and Logan offer divorce education classes for children. These can be incredibly helpful for kids going through a divorce. Parents living in these areas should seriously consider this class as a means of helping their children through these difficult times. Another good consideration is counseling. Not every child needs to be involved in counseling as a part of a divorce situation; however, for many it is more than helpful.
Free Consultation Regarding Child Issues
Speak with a Utah Divorce Lawyer in our office today for free. We can advise you on working towards your child’s best interests and can provide resources to help you and your kids get through these difficult times. Call us anytime and get a free consultation right over the phone.