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Understanding Modification Cases in Utah. Modification litigation is a fairly common form of family law issues on court dockets.  In Utah, they happen almost as frequently as divorce cases or paternity.  Let’s take a deeper look at what modifications are looking to achieve, and what you can do if you need to respond to a…

How is Spousal Support Calculated? Spousal support is essentially the same term as alimony, although that is a somewhat antiquated term.  In Utah, awarding spousal support is determined by the court, and the terms are up to their discretion.  The court will generally request a financial statement from both parties in order to determine several…

What can I do if my spouse hid marital assets? Family courts are here to help pick up the pieces after a marriage has ended.  Although it is usually difficult, the goal is to mitigate the impact a divorce has on the lives of those affected.  For this to happen, marital assets and debts must…

How long will my Divorce Take? It is important to keep in mind that no one can tell you with 100 percent accuracy how long your divorce will take.  Each and every case is going to be different.  However, an uncontested divorce is going to take less time, than a highly contentious marital split.  An…

Everything a Step Parent Needs to Know about Adopting a Child In many family dynamics, a stepparent can have a large impact on the lives of the biological children of their spouse.  However, step-parents often face unforeseen hurdles when building a relationship with the children from a previous divorce.  When things go correctly the step-parent…

Can I Withhold Visitation if my Ex-Spouse Doesn’t Pay Child Support? Many parents that have been divorced are faced with frustrating financial situations.  When one parent can’t or simply won’t pay child support, things get even worse.  This can lead to one parent finding themselves in a tight spot, and unsure how to fix the…

How does a Divorce affect my Will? Family law cases usually take a large toll on your patience and mental stability.  Your life can be changing so quickly that it may be difficult to deal with day to day issues.  During divorce litigation, long term goals and planning often takes a backseat to what is…

How to Deal with Property Foreclosure in a Divorce It’s already tough enough to face divorce, but when you are also dealing with property foreclosure your sanity may be tested. It may be a thought that divorce courts will finalize any property process, but this may not be the case when the property is in…

How Can a Lawyer Help with Child Support? A family court experience can be a trying time. Ease your burden by working with a child support attorney if support becomes an issue. Child support negotiations can be complicated enough, and high emotion can lead to unproductive meetings and poor decisions. Your child support attorney can…

How can Parental Rights be removed in Utah? What does it mean when someone has their parental rights removed from their children?  As the name may imply, that parent will no longer have the ability to do or perform any of the actions a parent will perform for their children.  Most notably this means the…