Custody & Parent Time
Alimony & Modifications
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 E. Bracken
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.
Matthew J. Kuehnl
Matthew has a passion for helping people. As a family law attorney, he provides both legal and emotional support to clients, helping them navigate through some of life’s most difficult situations. He understands the stress that accompanies family law issues and works tirelessly to alleviate fears and concerns clients have. Matthew has extensive experience in parenting plan issues and advises clients on how best to navigate their family law situation.
Eliza Van Orman
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.
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