Things to Consider with Stepparent Adoption in Utah The idea of a “traditional” family unit has been changing for a long time now.  People have found that by being adaptive and accepting of change, they can pursue what makes them and others truly happy.  For example, blended families have become more popular and commonplace as…

Custody Cases in Utah with a Criminal Record Having criminal charges on a person’s record can bring many unique challenges to someone’s life.  For those who have a record, or know someone who does, you are probably familiar with the obstacles a felony or misdemeanor can bring, even after that person has served time or…

Establishing Paternity in Utah: Why it Matters. In legal terms, paternity simply means establishing who the legal father of a child is.  Most fathers understand the immediate bond that is formed with a child as soon as they are born.  However, this bond and the legal rights that accompany them may not be established right…

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…