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Custody Settlements for a Special Needs Child

Raising a child with special needs requires patience, love and of course, money. While raising children in 2016 is expensive by default (approximately $245,340 from birth until age 18} the cost of raising a special needs child can often quadruple those expenses. Doctors’ visits, hospitalization, medical equipment, therapy, special education, medications, caregivers– these costs add […]

Deciding Who Gets Custody of Pets in a Divorce

When you think of custody in a divorce, it’s likely that children come to mind immediately, but what about pets? Nowadays, most people consider cats and dogs to be family members, rather than just another asset to divide up. We all love and care about our animals and don’t want to be without them, so […]

Should I Opt for a Prenuptial Agreement?

We often associate prenuptial agreements with the short-lived marriages of Hollywood stars, but nowadays many “regular” couples are choosing to sign prenuptial agreements. In 2013, 1,600 members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers were surveyed and 63 percent reported an increase in prenuptial agreements over the course of three years. The Pros of a […]

What is Custody?

In a divorce between two individuals who have children, custody will be determined. In Utah divorce law, there are two types of custodies. Physical and Legal. Physical Custody Utah defines physical custody as “where the children live”. This means essentially which parent they spend the majority of their time with, and most “overnights”. There are […]

Four Reasons to Get a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is stressful enough Deciding to handle your divorce yourself is a decision bound to bring you unnecessary stress. Not only do you have to deal with the emotional trauma you or your children experience, but you also have to think unemotionally and make sure you are getting a fair deal in the actual divorce. […]

How Debt is Divided Up

  When thinking about how to divide assets and property, it is easy to overlook debt, and how it will be divided between the individuals. If both parties in the divorce are able to come to an agreement about how they will split their debt, the court will usually honor that agreement. However, if they […]

Contested and Uncontested Divorce

In Utah, there are two types of divorce; contested and uncontested. Both may be settled outside of court, and both may require the Court’s intervention. Contested Divorce This method is best for those not able or willing to come to some kind of amicable agreement over things like child custody, alimony, and property. It is also used […]

Before Filing for Divorce

Divorce can be an emotionally and physically draining process that lasts for a long time, and can be costly. Before you choose to follow through with a divorce, consider the following. Divorce is an event that takes place between a petitioner and a respondent. Some common issues that may need to be dealt with in court are child […]