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Can Divorce Be Good for Children?

Most of us know of an unhappy couple who stayed together longer than they should have “for the sake of the children.” And just about everyone has heard a report or study talking about how bad divorce can be for children: disrupting stabil…
Upset Woman Whose Ex Won't Follow Divorce Decree

What to Do if Your Ex Isn't Following Your Divorce Decree

Your divorce decree, at least one judge has said, is the “private law of your divorce.” These are the rules that you and your ex have agreed (or a judge has decided) are going to govern every aspect of your dealings post-divorce. Your di…
Older Couple in Bed Considering Divorce

Gray Divorce: What You Need to Know

While divorce rates have declined in the population at large over the past few decades, they have doubled for Baby Boomers and others over the age of 50. Divorce is difficult for couples of any age, but it poses unique challenges for those in this…
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Will I Get Alimony in My Divorce?

One of the questions many people ask when facing the end of their marriage is, “Will I get alimony in my divorce?” For Utah residents, the answer is, “Quite possibly.” Let’s take a look at the law around alimony (also c…
Categories: Alimony
Parenting To Do List: Sticky Notes on Steering Wheel

Online Tools to Make Co-Parenting Easier

Divorce is hard, but it ends. Co-parenting, on the other hand, lasts forever. Even after your kids are grown, there will be graduations, weddings, grandchildren’s birthday parties. If the thought of having to interact with your ex for decades t…
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What's the Difference Between Marital and Separate Property?

One of the thorniest parts of divorce is the process of dividing up your property. If you have researched Utah law on the subject, you will have read that the court is supposed to divide all marital property in an equitable manner. Sounds reasonabl…
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What is the Difference Between Custody Evaluators and Private Guardians ad Litem?

Custody can be the thorniest aspect of any Utah divorce case. Even when a couple is generally amicable in unwinding their relationship, there may be a great deal of tension around how custody and parenting time are configured. Each parent may thin…
Categories: Child Custody
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Can You Get Custody of Your Child if You are Undocumented?

Being an undocumented immigrant living in Utah, or anywhere in the United States, has its share of uncertainties. Many people prefer to live “below the radar,” avoiding contact with the legal system to avoid drawing the attention of the a…
Categories: Child Custody
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Can Grandparents Get Visitation Rights in Utah?

For most grandparents, there’s no love like the one you have for your child’s own child. Many of the grandparents we know describe the experience of spending time with their grandchildren as being even more enjoyable than parenting, since…
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How Will Tax Reform Affect Alimony?

Congress recently passed the most significant tax reform in decades, and many people are wondering how it will affect them. Much attention has been paid to what deductions will be available to taxpayers, but some deductions haven’t received muc…
Categories: Alimony

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