10 Common Mistakes To Avoid During a Divorce

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When it comes to divorce proceedings, there are a number of common mistakes that can be made. These mistakes can often have a negative impact on the outcome of the divorce, and can even lead to protracted legal battles. Here are the 10 most common mistakes made during a divorce: 1. Failing to hire an […]

How to Financially Win in a Divorce

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When it comes to divorce, the two most important factors are usually child custody and finances. Often, the deciding factor in who wins financially is who can best present their case to the court. Here are a few tips to help you stand a better chance of winning financially in a divorce: 1) Make a […]

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

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No matter how you decided to seek the help and guidance of a family law attorney, it’s completely common to feel nervous and lost. You will definitely have many questions and concerns for your lawyer. You may even start feeling overwhelmed. Feeling 100% comfortable with your attorney is the first step to making the process […]

Does a DIY Divorce Actually Save Money?

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Most Utahns think they can save a lot of money if they represent themselves in court instead of hiring an expert divorce attorney. On paper, it’s true. However, it is likely that a DIY divorce will end up costing more in the long run. Below are some reasons why you would spend more money on […]

Divorce: To DIY or Not to DIY?

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If you are entering a divorce, it may feel quite overwhelming, especially if you take into account the cost of a divorce. Sometimes, the idea of filing for a divorce on your own sounds promising and affordable. However, this isn’t always the case, as a DIY (“Do It Yourself”) divorce could end up costing you […]

Do You Need Permission to Travel?

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If you’re planning a family vacation for the summer, you may want to consult the time-sharing agreement to understand the availability for your children to travel. Sometimes, depending on your child custody arrangement, traveling with your children can be easy to schedule, however, most of the time it can be complicated to navigate through the […]

Impact of Divorce

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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 impact of divorce […]

How to Prepare for a Divorce?

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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 the long run. When couples get […]

Pets and Divorce – What is Utah Law’s Position?

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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 or are they considered to be personal property?  Currently, […]

Division of Retirement Benefits Upon Divorce

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  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 benefits are grouped as “property” and are […]