Understanding Alimony in Utah Divorce Cases

Do you have to pay alimony in a Utah divorce

A Utah divorce can result in financial instability for one or both ex-spouses. The divorce court can consider an award of alimony to alleviate the adverse effects of divorce on the ex-spouse who has the lesser ability to support him/herself. In a nutshell, the court considers one spouse’s financial need versus the other spouse’s ability … Read more

Own a Small Business? Here’s Why You Need a Business Lawyer:

The value of having an entrepreneurship lawyer

You’d expect business lawyers to say that every small business owner should have an attorney on their side. But the truth is, a relationship with an experienced business lawyer is a valuable asset for any small business. Running a business is no easy task.  Every day, you make decisions that could affect your future success … Read more

Child Custody Arrangements in Utah

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When parents of minor children in Utah choose to divorce or legal separate, a court must determine the custody arrangement for the minor children going forward. Usually, the court will adopt a custody arrangement that has been agreed on by the parents. However, if the parents can’t agree, then the court will hold a trial, … Read more

What Is the Purpose of a Special Needs Trust?

Leaving money to your child with special needs

You may have a mentally disabled, a/k/a “special needs,” person in your family who will never be able to hold down a real job or otherwise be self-sufficient. Mentally disabled people usually are not able to responsibly manage their own finances either. By the time mentally disabled people turn 18 (at the latest), they will … Read more

Estate Planning After Divorce

How does divorce affect your estate plan?

After divorce, many people forget that they need to reconsider their estate plan.  Seeing an experienced estate planning attorney after a divorce is important – and it’s smart to work with a law firm that deals with divorce and family law as well as trusts, estates and probate. Here are some of the issues to … Read more

Why Entrepreneurs Should Hire a Business Attorney

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Many entrepreneurs don’t think to hire an attorney until after they’ve run into legal trouble and may be facing a lawsuit or adverse government action.  This is not a very good strategy.  Involving a good business attorney from the very beginning will help you get your business off to a good start and avoid many … Read more

Child Support Arrearages and Enforcement in Utah

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In many divorce situations where children are involved, child support will be a significant area of concern for both parties. Utah child support laws function based on statute, where the parents’ combined income is determined and the “non-custodial” parent(or in a 50/50 joint custody situation, the parent who earns the most)is ordered to pay his … Read more

Parental Alienation, Divorce and Child Custody Battles, Part 2

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over a term commonly found in the world of divorce and child custody: Parental alienation.  Referring to circumstances where one parent or the other in a divorce situation attempts to punish or get back at the other through undermining their relationship with a child or … Read more

Parental Alienation, Divorce and Child Custody Battles, Part 1

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While it would be ideal for every divorce case that involves minor children for the issue of child custody to be resolved in the best interests of the children without acrimony between the divorcing spouses, the sad reality is this isn’t always the case.  Some custody battles during and after divorces or paternity actions can … Read more

What a Probate Attorney Does for You

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After the passing of someone close to you, such as a family member or a close friend who asked you to be in charge of his/her estate, one important task among many involves distributing the deceased’s assets in a manner consistent with the wishes of the departed and the requirements of the law.  Most people … Read more

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