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What Rights Do Stepparents Have After Divorce?

For many children, a loving stepparent is just like a parent. Maybe the stepparent came into their life when they were very young, and the child cannot remember a time when they didn’t live with the stepparent. Maybe the child’s natural parent wa… Read More
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no fault divorce

Should I File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce?

Once upon a time, most states, including Utah, required proof of fault by one spouse in order to grant a divorce. The requirement of fault to grant a divorce served the public policy of preserving marriage and preventing impulsive divorces. Unfortuna… Read More
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The Advantages of Divorce Mediation

When we were children, most of us couldn’t wait to grow up. It wasn’t so much the responsibilities of adulthood that we were after, but the ability to have control over the details of our lives. We wanted to set our own bedtimes, choose our own c… Read More
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Utah Divorce: The Pretrial Conference

Most people who go through the Utah divorce process have never been through a divorce before. In addition to the other emotions divorce stirs up, not knowing what to expect can be anxiety-provoking. Understanding what is involved in the legal process… Read More
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The Average Cost of Divorce

There’s one thing almost everyone contemplating divorce wants to know: what is the average cost of divorce? That is a totally valid concern, especially since getting the act of getting divorced itself changes your cost of living and financial situa… Read More
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Motion for Temporary Relief in Utah Divorce Matters

During your marriage, you and your spouse lived in the same household, had a system for paying your shared bills, and spent time with your children. You probably didn’t think about it much; it all unfolded naturally. And after your divorce is final… Read More
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Marriage Annulment in Utah

Most people who want to end a marriage in Utah need to do so through divorce. But in certain limited circumstances, there is another option: annulment. Annulment is the declaration that a marriage was null and void. Unlike a divorce, which terminates… Read More
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Uncontested Divorce in Utah

Divorce is never easy, even when both spouses agree that it’s necessary. That said, some divorces are easier than others. An uncontested divorce is probably one of the easiest ways to unwind your marriage—and often one of the least expensive, too… Read More
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When Can Child Support Deviate From the Utah Child Support Guidelines?

In Utah, both parents have a duty to support their children financially. When parents are divorced or never married each other, that support is allocated using the Utah child support guidelines. The guidelines take into account the parents’ adjuste… Read More
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What is a QDRO (And Why D…

What is a QDRO (And Why Do I Need One)?

If you are contemplating divorce, you already know that one of the issues you will need to navigate is the division of property. Chances are, you are thinking in terms of who gets what: who will stay in the house you’ve shared, who will take which… Read More
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