September 2015 Archives

What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?

Many people do not know the difference between mediation and arbitration. Often, the terms are used interchangeably. This is understandable, as there are similarities between the two. Both mediation and arbitration are types of alternative dispute resolution, which refers to any procedures for settling disputes outside the courtroom. Both mediation and arbitration also involve a neutral third party. However, there are key differences between mediation and arbitration.

How courts address parenting time for service members

Coming up with a practical parenting plan for divorced parents is especially difficult when one or both of the parents are in the military. Military parents face unique challenges, such as temporary duty and deployments. Utah has a statute that specifically addresses parenting time when one of the parents is a service member. If you are a parent and in the military, it is important that you understand the basics of this statute.

What is a contested divorce?

When you decide that divorce is the best option, there is a lot of new legal jargon that will be thrown your way. This might be overwhelming at the start, but soon you will know which terms you need to understand and which are not as important. One of the most common questions that arise is about the differences between a contested and uncontested divorce and how each effect the process. Here is a simple explanation of contested divorce in Utah. 

How to get a child custody agreement modified

In Utah, depending on the terms of the situation, either parent may choose to file a petition to modify the custody agreement with the appropriate court. In order to proceed with the attempt to modify a custody agreement, one should make sure that the Utah court has the jurisdiction in order to grant a modification. For instance, if the agreement was made in another state, that state generally has jurisdiction over the Utah courts.

Considerations when considering a prenuptial agreement

Given the frequency of marriage break-ups today, There is a good chance that you either know someone who has been divorced, or have been through a divorce yourself. So if you are thinking about getting married or remarried, you may be wondering how a prenuptial agreement works and whether you should consider entering into one.

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