How to Financially Win in a Divorce 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…

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation 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…

Does a DIY Divorce Actually Save Money? 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…

Divorce: To DIY or Not to DIY? 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…

Do You Need Permission to Travel? 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…

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…