Ammon Nelson Law recognizes the unique characteristics and varying goals of each individual case, and provides customized, comprehensive and results driven legal services in the areas of divorce, custody, guardianship, personal injury, trusts, wills, and other civil litigation. Legal disputes can cause emotional, psychological, and even physical side effects which ultimately negatively affect a legal case. Ammon Nelson Law builds and maintains strategic partnerships with professionals from a variety of industries to ensure each case becomes the first step toward a healthy and well-balanced life for the client.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fun Fall Activity Ideas for the whole family

Go on a Hike

Going on a hike in the fall is a great way to enjoy the cooler autumn weather and see the changing leaves up close.  There are many different trails in Ogden and even a family with little children can enjoy a short hike to see the red, orange, and yellow leaves and enjoy a view of the Ogden valley. On the hike, younger kids might enjoy collecting the colorful leaves. Here is a great link for more information on Ogden hiking trails

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Visiting a pumpkin patch can be such a fun tradition for the whole family to do each autumn. No matter what age your children (or grandchildren) are, there will be something for them to enjoy at a pumpkin patch. You will usually find at least one corn maze, a hay ride to pick your own pumpkin, a courtyard with activities such as pig races, slides, and a bonfire, and even a haunted house.

Rake Leaves

The best way to make work not seem like work is to turn it into a fun activity. And while raking leaves can be time consuming and labor intensive, having the kids help you can turn it into a fun fall family activity! Many young kids love to help out with yard work when they have their own tools.  You can purchase small plastic rakes at Wal-Mart or Target and the kids can help to make a leaf pile perfect for jumping in.

Make Caramel Apples

Yum! Caramel apples are delicious and very simple to make. There are many caramel apple recipes available online. Many of these recipes require only apples, sticks, caramel candies, and milk.  And there are many options to add to a regular caramel apple such as melted white or milk chocolate, crushed cookies, or even sprinkles.

Carve Pumpkins

Carving pumpkins is a lot of fun. There are many different designs to choose from. You can choose  to carve a simple smile faced pumpkin free hand or get really elaborate and print off a pumpkin carving template that you find online to carve a very intricate design. Of course this activity is safest for older children and adults. But the little ones can help scoop out the inside of the pumpkin and enjoy the finish product.

Throw a Halloween Party

If you are really ambitious, throwing a Halloween party can be a lot of fun. The party can be geared toward children, families, or you could throw one for adults only. There are so many fun Halloween activities for parties such as bobbing for apples, donuts on a string, pin the face on the pumpkin, and a Halloween themed piƱata.  There are also a lot of creative ideas for Halloween party food available online (think green, orange, and red food!) to help make the party extra special.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

5 Tips to Help You Move on After Divorce

1. Allow yourself time to grieve

Divorce is a big deal and it is ok to take time to be sad and upset. Divorce can take its toll on you both mentally and physically. Don't be too hard on yourself if you don't feel like you can enjoy the activities you used to take pleasure in.  And if you are concerned that if you let yourself grieve you will never return to normal life, you can put a time frame for your grief period. Figure out how long you need to feel sad and set an end date. Although this may seem silly, it can help you get back on track after a healthy grieving period.

2. Embrace your single life

While the single life is definitely different from marriage, for many people it can be a refreshing time to rediscover who they really are. Take time to figure out who you really are and what you like to do. Have fun. Enjoy not being in a relationship for a little while. 

3. Find good friends or a support group

Having good friends, especially those who are single, can be very helpful during and after your divorce. It can be hard to relate to your friends who are still married, but having a friend or two who have gone through a divorce, and understand what a roller coaster it can be, can be great to talk to. 

A divorce support group can offer the same relief to you both during and after a divorce. Sometimes it may be hard to find other single friends or single parents so attending a divorce support group can help you find others who have experienced similar situations. And it is also possible for you to find friends from the support group.

4. Take good care of yourself

Among all of the chaos that can be divorce, make sure to take time for yourself. You deserve time for a night out with friends, a good dinner, a candle lit bubble bath, or time playing golf. Make sure to schedule this time in your week. This can be especially important if you are now a single parent. Figure out who can watch your child or children for even just an hour so that you can relax and regroup.

5.  Look forward to your future

Yes, the future can look scary. It may seem daunting to look at your future without someone by your side. The obstacles that appear  may seem overwhelming. But instead of being weighed down, look at the positive aspects of your new freedom and future. What have you always wanted to do that your past relationship didn't allow? What do you want to do with your life? Make a plan to make the future you want become a reality.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

About Your Attorney

Ammon is the sole member/manager of Ammon Nelson Law, PLLC.  He has a background in a variety of legal fields, including divorce, custody, estate planning, business law (both transactions and litigation), and general litigation. Ammon attended Weber State University for his undergraduate work and later graduated with honors from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Ammon received a Pro Bono Certificate for completing fifty hours of legal work for Utah Legal Services during law school by representing victims of domestic violence in Utah State Court. He was also a Senior Associate at the University Venture Fund, an 18 million dollar fund where he reviewed and analyzed the documents for complex venture capital transactions, performed business and legal due diligence, and tracked the progress of a multi-million dollar portfolio company. Ammon received a CALI Award in his New Ventures class which dealt primarily with legal contract strategy in complex business and intellectual property transactions.
Ammon is on the board of the Weber/Davis Estate Planning Council and is licensed to represent clients in Utah State Court, Utah Federal District Court, Small Claims Court, Bankruptcy Court, and Justice Court.

Prior to forming Ammon Nelson Law, PLLC, Ammon was an associate attorney at Burton Law Firm and a law clerk at Smith Knowles in Ogden, Utah and Martin, Shudt, Wallace, DiLorenzo, and Johnson in New York.  At each of these firms Ammon provided legal services in the areas of divorce, custody, personal injury, contract, real estate, estate planning, probate, and a variety of other legal areas.

When Ammon is not helping others with their legal matters, he enjoys spending time with the most important people in his life, his wife and kids.  He also enjoys playing basketball, golf, and tennis, and traveling.