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Birdnesting Custody: A Child-Centered Approach to Divorce

Divorce can be a difficult and stressful experience for everyone involved, especially for children. One way to minimize the impact of divorce on children is to create a child-centered custody Read More

Unique Challenges of Divorcing a Spouse with Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Divorcing a spouse with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) can be challenging. Narcissists generally have an inflated sense of self-importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for Read More

Methods of Enforcing a Child Support Order

In every state, minor children have the right to financial support from their parents. Upon the couple’s divorce or petition from an unmarried parent, the family court will enter appropriate Read More

What Conditions Must be Met to Have a Valid Common Law Marriage?

A common law marriage is a relationship that has all of the attributes of a conventional legal marriage, but has not been formalized with a marriage license or ceremony. A Read More

Dealing with Changes to Custody and Visitation Arrangements Caused by COVID-19

Divorced parents are accustomed to raising children amidst changing circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges that many of us have never seen before. Stay at home orders have Read More

Will the U.S. See its Divorce Rate Spike After the COVID-19 Quarantine Ends?

With so many American residents stuck at home with their families, prognosticators have predicted that several months down the road, the country could experience a baby boom and a divorce Read More

How a Coronavirus-related Income Loss Could Affect Your Alimony and Child Support

Many people have faced a job loss or reduction in income due the coronavirus pandemic. In such a case it might be difficult for an ex-spouse paying alimony or a Read More

Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes Read More

Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of Read More

Child support and guidelines

Can parents (or persons having child's custody) agree on paying lower child support than the Utah guidelines require?  The answer is yes, they can providing they draft specific findings that Read More

Disability and right to counsel

In Summer of 2017 the ACLU of Utah filed a case asking the court to issue a ruling that anyone who is a respondent to legal guardianship proceedings should be Read More

Parenting Plan

Utah Custody Lawyers help Create Parenting Plans When parties are filing their divorce or paternity case and they have children, they are required to file their proposed parenting plan pursuant to Read More


The guardianship section needs to talk about guardianships for adults and guardianship for minor children. These are two different processes in Utah. The drafters need to review and Read More

Custody Evaluation

In some cases, it becomes important to have a custody evaluation done. In order to start the process, a petitioning parent has to prepare a motion with supporting documents and Read More

The Price of Not Having a Lawyer

Once in a while potential clients ask me whether they need a lawyer in order to handle their divorce.  I tell them that although there is no legal requirement to Read More

New Amendments to Utah Family Laws

Legislative session is over in Utah and the following new family laws entered the legal horizon:   1. Dating Violence Protection Act.  Dating parties now can apply for a protective order when one Read More

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