Does it matter who files for divorce first in Utah? Over the years of serving the local community, we have found that many people are concerned if there are any benefits to being the first one to file for a divorce.  In a technical sense, it does not truly matter who is the first to…

Dividing the home in a divorce When a couple seeks a divorce there are usually two items that are the most concerning for people.  The first is if children are involved in the relationship.  Typically parents are concerned with parental right issues regarding where the children will primarily live and how visitation will be established. …

3 Things you should never do during a divorce Humans are known to be creatures that act on behalf of emotions.  Any family law issue will come with its own set of challenges and obstacles.  Divorce, in particular, can be extremely emotional and life-altering.  Whether you have known that a divorce has been a long…

Have you ever heard of the phrase “pit bull” attorney? Perhaps you have heard someone say that they want an attorney who is a “pit bull”.  Undoubtedly when someone says this they mean that they want an attorney who isn’t afraid to fight for their rights.  Images arise in their head of someone going after…

How will a criminal conviction affect my custody case? Family courts have traditionally been charged to make a decision that will be in the best interest of the child or children.  This means that they have a lot of discretion and power in child custody cases.  When parents become ex-spouses it can sometimes be difficult…

Utah Residents Cite the Most Common Reasons for a Divorce Utah residents cite the most common reasons for a divorce Whether you have been married and in a relationship for just a few years, or decades you know that couples can have their ups and downs.  Although the overall rate of divorce has recently decreased,…

How to Protect Your Family Business During a Divorce? You may have noticed that one of the largest headlines this year in business news was the divorce of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos.  After a 25 year marriage, the Amazon founder and CEO recently agreed on a divorce settlement.  The total settlement comes in at a…

How to Live After a Divorce A divorce is generally regarded as one of life’s most difficult and stressful events.  Even if a divorce happens on mutual terms, it is a change that comes with its own set of challenges.  Each divorce is just as unique as the individuals who were married.  Perhaps it was…

Can I Reduce or Cancel Child Support in Utah? The Office of Recovery Services (ORS) is an agency located within the Utah Department of Human Services. Within ORS, Child Support Services (CSS) is responsible for collecting child and medical support.  They offer a wide range of services designed to help both children and parents dealing…

Child Custody Safety Exchange Zones Police and sheriff’s departments across the country are setting up safe exchange zones, where child custody exchanges can occur under video surveillance to ensure the safety of all parties involved. Below is a list of safe exchange zones located in the area. WEBER COUNTY: Roy City Police Department 5051 South 1900 West Roy,…