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What Constitutes an Unfit Parent in Utah?

The legal process of deeming a parent unfit for legal custody is complex and involves many factors. Generally speaking, a court will consider all relevant evidence when making this determination, including the overall best interests of the child or children in question and any potential risks from allowing confident parents to have custody. The court […]

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that one in three women in Utah will experience domestic violence, compared to one in four nationwide. Domestic violence is a severe problem that more people than just the victims. Each state implements laws to protect children from violent parents, especially when custody is in […]

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. If you are married to an addict and you live […]

How Can a Lawyer Help with Child Support?

A family court experience can be a trying time. Ease your burden by working with a child support attorney if support becomes an issue. Child support negotiations can be complicated enough, and high emotion can lead to unproductive meetings and poor decisions. Your child support attorney can represent the best interests of your family in a calm, professional, and […]

A Father’s Paternity Rights Explained

According to a Pew Research Center study on the rise of new family types, 41 percent of children today are born to unwed parents. This means many unwed parents are dealing with legal issues like visitation rights, custody, child support, and more. Courts presume that children benefit from having strong relationships with both parents, so unwed fathers […]

Signs you are in an abusive relationship

Before we begin we want to bring a few items to light.  The first is that this is an emotional and touchy subject.  Secondly, we are a law firm, not a therapist or couple counseling center.  This means that we are not trying to give relationship advice, rather our goal is simple, to help you […]