Salt Lake City, Utah Divorce and Family Law Services

What is “Family Law”?

Family law is an umbrella term used to refer to a branch of law that pertains to, or a lawyer who practices in the areas of: divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, adoption, property settlement, alimony, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, domestic violence, juvenile protective orders and child abuse. Consequently, if you are dealing with one of these issues, you will most likely be referred to a “family law” lawyer.

Our Family Law Attorneys

BartonWood is a family law firm. Since 2001, our attorneys have focused on the areas of law that affect you and your family before you are married, when you are considering a divorce, or when you are divorced and in need a modification to the decree of divorce. The most common issues that our clients deal with are property division, alimony, child support and child custody.

The lawyers at BartonWood are experienced in all facets of the Utah divorce process and with all issues of family law. We are well versed in child custody disputes and work closely with custody evaluators and psychologists to ensure that your children’s best interests are addressed. We are equally well equipped to assist you in determining the value of your business, your home and your assets. Our primary goal is to provide exceptional legal counsel and ensure that you have all the tools necessary to take care of your family and move forward, regardless of what your issues involve.

Your Divorce: How We Help You

Our Salt Lake City family law attorneys work with Utah families throughout the Wasatch Front. And we know that every divorce is unique. Your divorce will be very different depending on your circumstances. For example: if you have been married for fewer than five years and have no children versus if you have been married for 25 years and have four children; if you own your own business (or your spouse does) versus if you are a salaried employee; if your children are young versus if they are teenagers.

We understand that you are an individual and that the issues presented by your circumstances are different than anyone else’s. For this reason, we are committed to providing you with personalized service and developing a strategy for you that is distinct to you.

In some instances, divorces are high conflict and the parties can agree on nothing. At other times, the parties to a divorce are in agreement on most issues and need assistance with the process and a creative, knowledgeable. BartonWood is equally capable of assisting you in a low or high conflict divorce case, child custody battle, or modification of an existing decree of divorce. Our attorneys are equally at home litigating in the court room or mediating in a conference room. And our clients represent all types of families, from couples married recently for the first time, to long-standing blended families to same-sex partners and spouses.

BartonWood practices in all areas of family law. We encourage you to learn more about some of our primary areas of practice below. Contact BartonWood for a consultation about how we can help you.


Alimony is the most unpredictable issue confronting people going through a divorce and the most challenging issue for your divorce attorney. Read More

Child Custody

If you have children and you are getting a divorce, the issue of child custody is one of the primary disputes to be resolved in your case. Unfortunately, this area of family law is one of the most confusing and misunderstood. Moreover, because it con… Read More

Child Support

When our clients with children are divorcing or living separately, our attorneys work with them to understand their Utah child support rights and obligations. Read More


Divorce is a unique legal challenge. It involves a court case, but unlike most lawsuits, it is deeply personal, affecting your family relationships, your finances, your home. The prospect of all these changes is stressful enough—and then consider t… Read More

Utah Divorce Process

The first step in the divorce process is retaining a lawyer who is reputable and experienced. It is also extremely important that the attorney you hire is someone that you like and trust. Read More

Protective Orders

A spouse who is a victim of domestic abuse may obtain a Protective Order against the perpetrator. Although a Protective Order is a civil action, if the order is violated it becomes a criminal action. Any person who violates a Protective Order is subj… Read More

Complex Asset Division

The process of dissolving a marriage carries many challenges. When a divorce involves the division of significant or complex assets, the potential for conflict increases, as does the prospect of increased legal costs. The division of property in a di… Read More