Part 4 of 5 questions you should ask a Utah divorce attorney This is the fourth part on our series of questions that may be relevant to your divorce case during your initial consultation.   These are questions that are typically asked, or areas that are often confusing to newcomers to family law matters.  Part I,…

Why you need a parenting plan in Utah What are parenting plans and why are they important? As a newly separated mom or dad, you may be questioning what your child’s living situations will be.  More importantly, how you and any co-parent will make decisions on behalf of your child.  Utah law requires that divorced…

How is Spousal Support Calculated? Spousal support is essentially the same term as alimony, although that is a somewhat antiquated term.  In Utah, awarding spousal support is determined by the court, and the terms are up to their discretion.  The court will generally request a financial statement from both parties in order to determine several…

How long will my Divorce Take? It is important to keep in mind that no one can tell you with 100 percent accuracy how long your divorce will take.  Each and every case is going to be different.  However, an uncontested divorce is going to take less time, than a highly contentious marital split.  An…

Do I need a prenuptial agreement? A common misconception is that prenuptial agreements are only for the wealthy. However, anyone who has any personal assets, liabilities, property, or children from a previous marriage should consider a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement clarifies the financial responsibilities of each party during the marriage and the distribution of…

How Much Does a Utah Divorce Really Cost? Many people want the bottom line.  How much does a divorce in Utah really cost?  Often, clients want an estimate of what their case is going to cost. Due to the unknown variables of every case, it’s simply impossible for an attorney to know what your case will cost. According to…

What Is a “Simple” Utah Divorce? Often potential clients call and think they just need a quick appointment to understand the basic process of divorce. Phrases like “it’s a simple divorce”, “I don’t want this to go to court, we’ll just keep it civil” and “this should be an easy case” are spoken all too often…

How to Find the Right Utah Divorce Attorney At the first sign of divorce, you may not know where to begin. If you have made up your mind to initiate the divorce, it can be difficult to know what attorney will be the best fit for your case. If you were served with a divorce action,…

Understanding Adult Guardianship in Utah Adult guardianship is a legal arrangement that authorizes a capable adult, or guardian, to make decisions for another adult, referred to as the protected person or ward. Under Utah law, a guardian may be appointed if an adult is determined to be incapacitated. This means that the adult lacks the ability…

Before Hiring a Utah Divorce Attorney, Ask These 3 Questions Finding a divorce attorney in the Ogden area isn’t difficult. A quick Google search will provide you with the names of countless local family law firms. But how do you choose the right lawyer to handle your case? Talking to friends and family can help, as they…