Family Law


Custody & Parent Time

Alimony & Modifications

“We’ve tailored our firm to handle issues related to one thing – Your Family”


Tony Dailey
Tony Dailey
Ken Burton is my attorney and without the excellent help he has given me I probably never would have seen my son again. Ken worked hard to bring to light how I was wronged and deserved to have my son in my life even though my ex had withheld him for nearly two years during my divorce and after my divorce. Today I received custody of my son because of Ken’s knowledge of the law and all of his help and advice navigating the waters of the law to overcome all of the orders my ex refused to follow. Today I am now able to have my son in my life where I can help him grow and develop into a great young man. Thank you Ken. Ken always takes the high road and honor and truth are things he values and because of this when he speaks judges and other attorneys know he speaks the truth. I wish I could have known Ken as just a friend instead of my attorney, because he is the type of guy that I want to be around and associated with. If you have a need for a family law attorney, Burton Law Firm will for sure help you and you should seek them out. You might have seen another 1 star review stating ‘Ken Burton never shuts up!!!’ Ken knows when to speak and how to read the court. The comments in that review were from my ex wife’s sister. It is sad someone would want to try to hurt Ken and his practice just because they are mad things did not go their way by reaching out with spite and malice. Her review is not true, just vengeful. It is sad there are people like that in the world.
gabriel gordon
gabriel gordon
Matthew Kuehnl was professional, passionate, and completely on point for my mediation. He will work hard for you and your family to come to a fair agreement.
Matt Holbrook
Matt Holbrook
My wife and I have worked with Ken and the whole team at Burton Family Attorneys for several different situations over the past ten years. Every time we've hired Burton Law Firm to help us out, we've always been very pleased with the outcome. Ken has a very calming demeanor that helps tremendously considering the emotional cases that he has to help his clients with. I can highly recommend Ken and the whole team to anyone needing assistance in family law matter.


Going through a divorce is difficult for everyone involved. Our goal is to help our clients navigate their divorce case with knowledge and compassion so they can focus on their family.

We have assisted and successfully represented numerous clients dealing with paternity issues. Because of our experience dealing with a wide range of paternity-related cases, we can assist clients whether or not they claim to be the father of the child.

Whether you have a custody battle resulting from an ongoing divorce, or if you’re an unmarried parent fighting for custody of a child, the attorneys at Burton Attorneys at Law have the experience to handle your case.

In Utah, by law, every child is entitled to the support of both parents, whether the parents are married or not. Although Utah law provides child support guidelines used by the courts to calculate a parent’s base child support obligation.

Simply stated, mediation is a non-binding forum for a divorcing couple to work out the terms of their divorce with the help of a trained mediation specialist. The only requirement of mediation is that a party attend and make a good faith effort at resolution.

We recommend attending mediation with the help of a legal professional. Mediators are neutral parties who cannot give legal advice. Mediation will involve the discussion relating to all your divorce issues including real estate and personal property issues, division of financial assets (401k, stocks, bonds, etc.)

Step-parents often develop a strong bond of love and affection with a stepchild. As a loving figure in a step child’s life, it may be in everyone’s best interests for a step parent to seek an adoption and make the relationship legal.

When a family member, friend or loved one passes away, his or her estate may have to go through a court process referred to as probate. This is the process whereby the Court appoints an individual, or sometimes multiple individuals, to gather, manage, and ultimately distribute the assets of the one who passed away.

There is no set formula to determine when, or if, a party should receive alimony (spousal support) from a divorcing spouse. In determining alimony the courts will consider the needs of the party requesting alimony, the ability of that party to provide for his or her own needs, and the ability of the other divorcing party to pay alimony.

At Burton Law Firm, our family law attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients through all areas of family law. By leveraging the combination of skill with years of experience, our attorneys will do everything in their power to achieve the outcome desired by their clients.

When a Court grants a decree of divorce, it will also address the parties’ rights with respect to the assets they acquired during their marriage. This includes retirement assets, such as 401(k) accounts, IRAs, and pensions.

A guardian helps an individual care for their physical well-being while a conservator helps an individual handle their financial affairs. By appointing a guardian and/or conservator, you are providing your loved one with the assistance of someone who cares in order to help them handle day to day matters and to make important legal decisions.


We know it’s what really counts. In fact, we’re one of the only firms in northern Utah that exclusively handles domestic related legal matters. We know there’s nothing more important than protecting the rights of you and your loved ones and the best way of achieving that is by working with lawyers with experience specific to your family law related needs. From simple to complex we handle divorce, custody, paternity, guardian/conservatorship, modifications, probate, or any other matter directly related to your family. Whatever your family law needs may be, rest assured that our firm will provide quality and personal attention throughout the process.

Get in touch with us today so our team of highly experienced attorneys can start to work for you. Family Law, it’s all we do.

Kenneth W. Burton


Ken is the founder of Burton Attorneys at Law and finds the challenge of practicing law extremely rewarding.  Although Ken has a broad assortment of experience ranging from bankruptcy to civil litigation to criminal law, Ken’s practice is tailored almost exclusively to the area of family law.  He chose to practice in the family law arena because of the positive and direct impact for good he saw in the lives of his clients.

Peter is one of the top up-and-coming young lawyers in the state. Raised in Layton, Utah, Peter was named by the Standard-Examiner as among the top 2% of Utah’s high school seniors. After graduating from Brigham Young University, Peter attended Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut, where he graduated with Honors. While at QU, Peter was repeatedly ranked at the top of the class.

Eliza Van Orman
Senior Associate Attorney

Attorney Eliza Van Orman was admitted to practice law in the State of Utah in 2009 and has been practicing almost exclusively in the area of family law ever since. She earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees and a law degree from the University of Utah.  During law school, Eliza completed an internship with the Office of the Guardian ad Litem, representing abused and neglected children, and earned honors for pro bono work in free legal clinics.

Marci L. Matonis
Senior Assocaite Attorney

Marci is originally from Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida where she earned her degree in Psychology. She then studied law at Stetson Law School and became a member of the Florida Bar in 2000. Marci launched into her legal career as a child advocate. She represented the State of Florida in dependency and termination of parental right cases. Marci was later awarded two contracts with the Ninth Judicial Circuit: appellate representation for parents whose rights had been terminated; and the Attorney ad Litem contract. 

Ryan D. Sarlo
Associate Attorney

Ryan was raised in Ogden, and graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English. He obtained his law degree from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a student-attorney for the law school’s Immigration Clinic as well as a member of The Federal Circuit Bar Journal.