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….

What Is a “Simple” Utah Divorce? Often potential clients call and think they just need a quick appointment to understand the basic process of divorce. Phrases like “it’s a simple divorce”, “I don’t want this to go to court, we’ll just keep it civil” and “this should be an easy case” are spoken all too often…

Should I Hire a Divorce Attorney or Do It Myself? It seems that often people wrestle with themselves over the decision of whether or not to hire an attorney. While I will outline some of my thoughts on this frequently asked question, the baseline is clear: HIRE AN ATTORNEY. DIY Divorce Can Turn Into $$$ While there…

How to Find the Right Utah Divorce Attorney At the first sign of divorce, you may not know where to begin. If you have made up your mind to initiate the divorce, it can be difficult to know what attorney will be the best fit for your case. If you were served with a divorce action,…

Am I Ready for Divorce? There are many positions you can take in divorce, depending on your initial situation. According to an article by Bruce Derman, Ph.D. and Wendy Gregson, LMFT, there are three dilemmas that most people face when then find themselves headed toward divorce. 1. “I want the divorce, but I am not sure if…

How to Derail Your Attorney (part 4 of 4) In the three previous articles we discussed ways you can derail your attorney on your case. In this article we will do an overview of the three articles and summarize the areas that have proven to be detrimental to your case and can quickly derail your…

How to Derail Your Attorney (part 3 of 4) Continuing our 4-part series, the following are some ways you can quickly derail your attorney from effectively representing you and your interests. 5. Unrealistic Expectations Your attorney is there to fight for you and your best interests, but that doesn’t always mean you are sure to win everything. No…

How to Derail Your Attorney (part 2 of 4) The following are some more ways you can quickly derail your attorney from effectively representing you and your interests. 3. Delay When it comes to family law, delaying is rarely beneficial to your case. In fact, in some instances it can hurt your case. If you drag your…

How to Derail Your Attorney (Part 1 of 4) Take a moment to think about the reason you hire an attorney. To protect your interests, to guide you through the legal system, to advise you on important decisions, etc. Are you listening to your attorney? Are you trusting your attorney’s input or dismissing it without considering…

Why Does My Attorney Want to Settle? It may feel like a slap in the face if your attorney comes to you with a settlement offer from the other party, especially if your case is on the road to trial. The offer may catch you by surprise. Settlement offers may be made throughout a family law…