Impact of Divorce Obviously, the impact of a divorce is devastating physically, mentally, financially, and perhaps spiritually depending on your religious conviction.  It is certainly not a decision that should be taken lightly.  These impacts are evident not only towards the divorcing couple but can also impact children, family members, friends, and loved ones. The…

How to Prepare for a Divorce? Working in the family law industry is a bittersweet endeavor. On the one hand, it is difficult to see people faced with stress, heartbreak, and uncertainty. At the same time, it is rewarding to know that we are helping people take the correct steps to better their life in…

Pets and Divorce – What is Utah Law’s Position? Many families own pets they love dearly and are considered to be a member of the family.  If so, who gets to keep the pet may be an issue that is close to your heart.  Does Utah law treat pets as a member of the family…

Division of Retirement Benefits Upon Divorce Generally, couples who divorce in Utah are entitled to an equitable division of retirement investments acquired during the marriage. Equitable means fair, which isn’t necessarily equal. This applies to both parties, regardless of who created the retirement investments from the marriage date to the date of the divorce. Retirement…

Tips on Choosing the Best Attorney for You Choosing to go through with a divorce is not a decision made lightly, so your choice for legal representation shouldn’t either. However, finding the correct attorney option can prove to be difficult, especially when your case is high risk. Our attorneys have created the following tips to…

Utah Courts Embracing Virtual Hearings I am not positive, but can most likely guess your response to the notion that the majority of us are overwhelmed with the effects of COVID and the fall-out it has caused.  Quite frankly, I am tired of hearing, and worrying, about it.  That said, I do believe there are…

Dealing With an Abusive Spouse Throughout a Divorce It has been a rough couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have gone from highly sociable and out-going to an introverted and germophobic society. This isolated environment that we have exposed ourselves to remain safe during these trying times has created many toxic environments…

January: The Beginning of Divorce Season With the end of the holiday season, we enter the beginning of a new one – the season of divorce. January, The Divorce Month January has been widely considered the “divorce month” due to the consistent divorce filings every first Monday of the year (“Divorce Monday”). Lasting until early…

Advice for Teenagers Going Through A Divorce Parents struggle during the divorce process; however, not much advice is given to the teenagers and children going along with it. Our attorneys at Burton Law find it essential to give children any means to cope with this process, that at the end of the day, they did…

5 Tips to Prepare for Mediation It’s a long and challenging road to decide to get a divorce, but once it happens, you will need a detailed plan to ensure a smooth transition to the next chapter of your life. You will find that mediation can help in more ways than one.  The goal of…