How Having a Child can affect Your Marriage. It should go without saying that having a child together is one of the most challenging and rewarding things a couple can do together.  Whether having a child was planned, or a happy surprise, new parents are in for obstacles they could never have imagined.  Many people…

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…

Things your Family Law Attorney Can do for you For some people, the prospect of working with an attorney for legal issues comes naturally.  For others, attorneys may seem cold, or intimidating and may even consider handling the legal issue on their own.  While we can completely understand this sentiment (especially if this is your…

Tips for Talking to Children about Divorce Ideally, both parties begin a marriage with the dedication to making their partnership a “happily ever after” story.  That simply, however, cannot happen for every one of us.  As you have probably heard before, nearly 40-50 percent of marriages in the US end in divorce.  Children often find…

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…

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…

Understanding Adult Guardianship in Utah Adult guardianship is a legal arrangement that authorizes a capable adult, or guardian, to make decisions for another adult, referred to as the protected person or ward. Under Utah law, a guardian may be appointed if an adult is determined to be incapacitated. This means that the adult lacks the ability…