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…

Can text messages be used in my divorce case? Communication via text, social media, email and more can have a serious impact on your case. This video will give you several tips and things to be aware of when communicating with an opposing party. Video Transcript: Title: Can text messages be used in my divorce…

Does it matter who files for divorce first in Utah? Over the years of serving the local community, we have found that many people are concerned if there are any benefits to being the first one to file for a divorce.  In a technical sense, it does not truly matter who is the first to…

Have you ever heard of the phrase “pit bull” attorney? Perhaps you have heard someone say that they want an attorney who is a “pit bull”.  Undoubtedly when someone says this they mean that they want an attorney who isn’t afraid to fight for their rights.  Images arise in their head of someone going after…

How to Help Keep your Child Custody Case on Track In a perfect world, your family law custody attorney and you should be working as a team for the same goal.  When children are involved the stakes can be particularly high, so it is important that you help keep your case on track.  This doesn’t…

Things your Family Law Attorney Can do for you For some people, the prospect of working with an attorney for legal issues comes naturally.  For others, attorneys may seem cold, or intimidating and may even consider handling the legal issue on their own.  While we can completely understand this sentiment (especially if this is your…

What if My Lawyer and Opposing Counsel Are Friends? You may notice at some point in your case, your attorney and the opposing counsel seem to be on friendly terms. While this can seem alarming, in most cases it’s completely normal. Most of us have a preconceived notion about attorneys. You think you need a…

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…