Stephanie and Steven have been married for 19 years and have two sons ages 8 and 6. Steven is an unsuccessful artist and Stephanie is a physician’s assistant. Steven works from home and admits that he has treated his career as an artist more as a hobby than an occupation, he hasn’t earned minimum wage for several years. Stephanie works at a hospital as a physician’s assistant and is the family breadwinner.
Since their divorce about five years ago, Harry and Elizabeth have worked hard to be successful parents of 12-year-old Stephen and 14-year-old Anne. Elizabeth stayed in the family home and Harry bought a house on the same street. Harry remarried and has teenage stepsons; Elizabeth remarried and has no stepchildren.
Natalie and Jeremy dated through high school and college. They lived together for three years after college and then got married. Natalie teaches elementary school and Jeremy is an engineer. They have two Great Danes that they rescued, but no children. They are buying a house and have two vehicles. They have no debt
Sharon and Joe met in 2001 where both studied computer engineering.
I don’t have a dispute for you this week; rather I have two experiences to share with you.
In 2006, Carol and Max were divorced. Carol prepared all of the papers by using Utah Court Self Help website. The divorce decree says their house should be sold and Carol and Max should share the proceeds.
Jill is 25 years old; she has been employed at a bank since she graduated from high school. Jill’s husband, Ken, is a police officer. When Jill and Ken learned they were expecting their first child, they agreed Jill would return to work after her six weeks maternity leave and their baby would be cared for at a licensed day care center owned by Trudy.
Betty and Barney live next door to Wilma and Fred. An aging cedar fence separates their backyards. Over the past two or three years, Barney and Fred have discussed replacing the fence, but put off doing so until the fence began falling apart. ‘
Anna and Bob are the parents of a 16-year-old daughter, Angela. Angela attends their neighborhood high school and has historically been a good student. Unfortunately, Angela recently started skipping classes to see her boyfriend and her grades are slipping.