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…

Understanding the Different Types of Child Custody in Utah There are several types of custody in Utah. Deciding which type of custody best fits your needs may seem overwhelming. When determining which type of custody to seek it may be tempting to seek full custody simply to punish your ex, however, it’s important to keep the…

Modifying a Child Support Order in Utah Have circumstances changed since your child support order was issued? Are you having trouble making payments, or if you receive support, are you having trouble making ends meet under the current arrangement? If there has been a substantial change in you or your ex’s work or living situation, the existing…

How Do You Get an Annulment in Utah? We are often asked about the legality of annulment in Utah. Marriage annulment is legally possible in our state, but only if your marriage qualifies under certain conditions. Unfortunately, most couples are not able to meet the legal requirements to have their marriages annulled, and will instead…

Understanding Alimony in a Utah Divorce Proceeding Does the granting of a Utah divorce decree require alimony payments? This is a common question our clients frequently ask. The answer depends on several factors. Also known as spousal support, alimony payments are awarded in many cases. Consequently, it is reasonable to expect some discussion on this point during the…

Filing for a Protective Order in Utah In Utah, a protective order is a tool used to keep a victim of domestic violence or abuse safe from harm. This document may demand, among other restrictive orders that the alleged abuser may not contact the person filing the petition. If the terms of the protective order are violated,…