June 2014 Archives

Is it possible to modify a child support order?

Child support is often a sore spot between parents in a divorce. While considerations behind determining a child support order may change from state to state, a question many parents in Utah may have -- whether they are on the payor or payee end of a support payment -- involves the ability to modify a payment order. Circumstances change, but should child support change with those circumstances?

Liquidating marital assets creates a taxable event

There are so many things to consider when getting a divorce that it can seem overwhelming at times. Figuring out post divorce finances is a significant concern for most Utah couples, and determining what to do with marital assets is certainly one of those areas that can take a lot of time and negotiation to find the best solution for both parties. As every family's financial outlook is very different, a one size fits all attitude toward asset division just doesn't work.

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas enter divorce mediation

It is not uncommon nowadays to see some people who have divorced more than once. As many in Utah will know, this is especially true for celebrities in the entertainment business. Both Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have experience with divorce prior to their recently announced divorce from one another. Also, the couple appears to have worked out many issues through divorce mediation.

Is there a gender shift regarding who pays child support?

Everyone in Utah may already know, either through personal experience or through a friend, how challenging a divorce can be for the entire family. However, when it comes to issues such as custody and child support, people may still make assumptions that are no longer true. It can no longer be assumed who the breadwinner is in a family and who will receive custody of the children.

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