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Part 2 of 5 questions you should ask a Utah divorce attorney This is the second of a 5 part overview of the essential questions that every client should consider asking a divorce attorney during their consultation.  Part I is avaliable now, and the future posts will be avaliable shortly.  As stated before, the main…

Part 1 of 5 questions you should ask a Utah divorce attorney Over the following couple of weeks, we will concentrate on the inquiries you should ask you’re a divorce attorney.  Ideally, these questions should take place during a consultation, or as you are making decisions about which attorney you are going to work with. …

Mental illness and divorce in Utah Dealing with mental issues is one of the most challenging issues a person and the people that love them can face.  These issues can be compounded psychological issues lead to a divorce or child custody issue.  This article is designed to address issues and considerations that one may make…

Why you need a parenting plan in Utah What are parenting plans and why are they important? As a newly separated mom or dad, you may be questioning what your child’s living situations will be.  More importantly, how you and any co-parent will make decisions on behalf of your child.  Utah law requires that divorced…

Common questions and answers with divorce Q:    Does it matter who files first for divorce A:    Generally, it makes little or no difference who files the petition for divorce. The party who files the Petition for Divorce will be designated the “Petitioner” in all further pleadings filed in the case, and the other party will…

Are you considering divorce due to your spouse’s addiction problem? Earlier this month our firm released an article dealing with child custody and drug use.  In this article, we will discuss how to divorce a person who is dealing with addiction issues.  Addiction can affect anyone regardless of their race, religion, education, or socioeconomic class….

Parental drug use in child custody cases When a parent uses drugs or is believed to be using drugs, it can be considered an emergency child custody case in Salt Lake City, Utah. Taking matters into your own hands is never advisable. Depending on the facts of the case, such conduct may result in a…

Things to consider before you share on social media We all rely on social media, texting and emails for various reasons.  For some, it is a great way to stay in contact with friends and family.  For others social media provides connectivity to make new business connections.  Regardless of why you use online communications, one…

What if my spouse won’t sign divorce papers? Each and every divorce has its own unique set of circumstances.  In some cases, one spouse may try to avoid the issue altogether.  Let’s say hypothetically you have filed all of your divorce paperwork, but your spouse refuses to sign.  This can happen in a few ways. …

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…