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…

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…

Differences in Divorce Actions You never thought the day would come, but here you are facing the real-life decision of getting a divorce.  This is certainly not a decision thought should be made rashly, in the heat of the moment, or on a whim.  However, if after deliberative thought and careful reflection you have arrived…

How Long Does it Take to get Divorced? Legal actions move much slower than you would anticipate, especially in light of the backlog courts are experiencing due to COVID-19. Have patience and understanding with your lawyer. They, too, want to have your case progress as timely as possible. Unfortunately, they are at the mercy of…

Does Divorce=Bankruptcy? It’s common for people to hear that other couples lose all their wealth after a divorce. They worry about going broke and having to file for bankruptcy. Hearing this can leave people questioning if they are exaggerating about losing a significant amount of assets in the divorce? Or if divorce leaves people in…

Will I Lose Custody for lack of Child Support Payment? Child support is an argumentative issue between divorcing parents. But once the court has ordered you to pay support, you are legally bound by this directive and must make all the payments until the order is terminated or modified. If you should not, there can…

Who Gets the House? Divorce and Home Ownership Divorce brings up a whole bunch of questions. One of them being “Who gets the house?” Usually, the house is the couple’s largest asset, it’s also often the asset with the most emotional attachment. After all, this is the place you and your spouse decided that was…

Family Law 101 The term family law is loosely thrown around on the internet, in the legal field, and by individuals.  Just what does the term family law mean, and what areas of law it is comprised of? The term family law, according to www.findlaw.com, is defined as: Family law is a legal practice area that…

How is Child Support Calculated in Utah? Divorce can be such a traumatic time for a family, especially when children are involved.  In an effort to help lessen this impact, both parents will want to consider what is best for their children and consider ways to help minimize change to the schedule, lifestyle, and habits. …

Divorce: Getting Started Burton Law Firm Consultations Video Video Transcript  Question: How do I get the divorce process started? Answer: Getting divorced can be overwhelming, so where do you start? I recommend that you sit down with yourself and ask what are your expectations? What are your goals? What do you want out of this…