View Our Practice Areas

You can reduce conflict during the stress of back-to-school time

Summer can be a fun time for Utah families, but at some point, this season will end and it will be time to start preparing for the beginning of another school year. Back-to-school time can be stressful for some, with expensive clothes to buy, school fees to pay and school supplies to shop for. In some cases, this significantly increases conflict and disputes between parents.

Child custody is one of the most sensitive and complicated aspects of a divorce. The issues and hard feelings between parents do not disappear simply because the process is final. In high-stress times, such as during back-to-school, it can be especially difficult for parents to work together. There are steps that you can take during your divorce and after it is final to lower your chance of disputes in the future.

Helpful hints for families

No matter how parents feel about each other, at the end of the day, they want to protect the best interests of their children and do what is best for them. They can do this by setting their own feelings aside and keeping their focus on what matters – the security and well-being of the children. There are a few ways that you and your spouse can lower your chance of a conflict when it's time to head back to school with the following tips:

  • Work together to share the costs of back-to-school supplies and other expenses.
  • Strive to communicate about important dates, even using apps and other tools to accomplish this.
  • For some kids, it's important for parents to drop them off together at the first day of school, but if that's not possible, it's nice if parents share pictures with each other.
  • Parents can also inform the teacher of their family situation and explain the best way to communicate with them.

These are only a few examples of the many ways you can reduce stress for yourself, the other parent and even your children. You and your spouse do not have to get along to parent well together, even during times of transition, such as the back-to-school season.

You will find it beneficial to consider including some of these provisions in your parenting plan during the divorce process. The more clear and thorough your plan is, the less likely you will find yourself engaging in disputes over child custody and parenting issues. If you want to focus on peaceful post-divorce parenting, it will require a willingness to cooperate from both parents.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Testimonials

  • I can’t speak highly enough of Kris and his team. I was always kept informed and educated on my options and potential outcomes. Kris was so professional and helped me feel at ease through a very difficult and emotional process. His expertise is second to none and you truly feel as though you’re in the best hands. Thanks for everything Kris, I consider you a great friend!Read more...

    — Tyler H.
  • Rand Lunceford was my attorney and he did a great job for me. Was always very quick to return phone calls and texts. Gave me court reminders the day before. And did a great job. when it was all said and done I was extremely impressed with Mr. Lunceford and their firm. Read more...

    — Brittany U.
  • Brian attended mediation with us today and he was a rockstar. He was very knowledgeable and thorough. I don't know what we would have done without his well-informed counsel and the way he stood up for us. He maintained a calm and authoritative demeanor, even in the presence of the 4 other attorneys on the other "sides". We will be recommending him to anyone who needs a family law attorney, and we'll be choosing him if we ever need one again! Read more...

    — Tawny A.
  • Not to sound cliché... Justice was served!! I have never been in a situation to need a Lawyer. Lauren really stood up for me when forces were making a situation much larger than it should have been. Our situation was extremely difficult but choosing this law firm was the best chose i could have made for my family and I. I am so grateful that Lauren was in my corner fighting while I took care of my family. Words cant Express my gratitude. It is unfortunate that accusations can place people in situations that you cant handle or control...fortunately there are great people like Lauren Forsyth. Wonderful person, Great Lawyer! Read more...

Speak with an experienced lawyer.

If you need help with a divorce, family law issue, DUI or criminal defense, complex civil litigation, or real estate matter, we are here for you. To schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated attorneys call us at (801) 475-8800.

Email Us For A Response

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Ogden Office
195 25th Street
Suite 304
Ogden, UT 84401

Phone: 801-475-8800
Fax: 801-475-9800
Map to Ogden Office

Park City Office
136 Heber Avenue
Suite 205
Park City, UT 84060

Phone: 435-655-3680
Map to Park City Office

Lehi Office
3450 N. Triumph Blvd.
Suite 102-161
Lehi, UT 84043

Phone: 801-753-5650
Map to Lehi Office

Salt Lake City Office
299 South Main
Suite 1300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-317-8968
Phone: 801-534-4410
Map to Salt Lake City Office