January 2014 Archives

State senator relinquishes child custody to father

It seems as though there are not as many fathers with primary custody of their children after a divorce here in Utah. Most fathers that are awarded child custody are often engaged in long, drawn out battles. That is why one recent story about a woman who voluntarily relinquished custody of her children may be surprising to some.

A proposed bill aims to change child support laws

A bill that is up for consideration in a Midwestern state may be the answer to many father's prayers regarding child support. The bill has drawn a lot of attention and could potentially influence other states including Utah. The custody and child support bill is called Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540).

Social Security benefits can separate property in Utah divorce

When a Utah couple makes the decision to file for divorce, they have taken the first step to becoming individuals instead of part of a couple for the first time in a while. There are so many facets to consider. Matters of not only children but separate property holdings like the house, retirement benefits and general assets must be factored in.

Father jailed after child support payment unknowingly modified

Whether a couple with children is married or not, they both have an obligation to provide for the child, no matter where the child may live. The courts usually determine the amount for each child based on the parents' earnings. This is usually how child support is calculated here in Utah.

Study shows military divorce happens to 1 in 27 on active duty

Many Utah residents understand that it is difficult to be married to a United States service member. The stresses placed on a military family are unlike the stresses of a civilian marriage. This could be why one study shows that for every 27 military marriages there is one military divorce.

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