When you pass on, your estate may have to go through a court process to appoint an individual (or multiple individuals) to gather, manage, and distribute your assets. This is what happens when you probate a will. Note that if you die without leaving anything of value or if all your items of value were…

How You Can Officially Adopt Your Stepchild As the step-parent of a child, you likely understand just how important your role in their lives is. From providing emotional and physical support to creating new experiences and building a new relationship, having a stepchild can be life-changing. If you want to join the thousands of other…

Need Help with Alimony? Get Help from a Spousal Support Lawyer Spousal support, or alimony, is payment to a spouse after a separation or divorce. This payment, based either on an agreement between the divorcing spouses or decided upon by the court, is to limit any unfair economic effects a divorce may have on a…

7 Ways to Prepare for Divorce Divorce is a daunting process that can seem overwhelming and lead people to feel confused and out of control. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Divorce, though not something anyone looks forward to, can be a lot like other major life events—if you approach it with a…

Understanding Postnuptial Agreements What is a Postnuptial Agreement? A postnuptial agreement is a written and notarized document signed by both spouses that details how assets are divided between them, and it’s written after the wedding or civil union. During its creation, everything has to be on the table—the debts, property, income, and assets of each…

10 Most Common Reasons for Divorce Being in a healthy relationship is hard work, and divorce seems to be more and more common. There are multiple factors at play, including a diminishing stigma surrounding divorce and the increasing complexity of modern life. Here are the 10 most common reasons for divorce. 1. Infidelity There is…

How Much Does a Utah Divorce Really Cost? Many people want the bottom line.  How much does a divorce in Utah really cost?  Often, clients want an estimate of what their case is going to cost. Due to the unknown variables of every case, it’s simply impossible for an attorney to know what your case will cost. According to…

Should I Get a Prenup? Did you recently become engaged? Are you planning a wedding this holiday season? When preparing for a wedding there are many items to consider before the big day, including prenups. Couples may be hesitant to place this item on their list, but they can be very helpful when planning a future…

It’s the Divorce Time of the Year It’s that time of year. January has unofficially been dubbed “Divorce Month” due to the high number of divorces that are filed in comparison to other months. So, if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to have a fresh start, now is the time to consider meeting with an attorney. Take…

Deck the Halls with Divorce As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”. But you may be asking yourself why you feel so awful. December is a month that many people consider their future and what it entails. This may include reflecting on your marriage. If you’re considering divorce, you aren’t alone….