Need A Good Divorce Attorney in Utah?

We Provide Affordable, Compassionate, Divorce Attorney Services.

“We’re Dedicated to Helping Remove the Fear Associated with Getting Divorced, by Protecting Your Finances and Maximizing the Time with Your Kids.”

Marco Brown
Managing Partner
Brown Family Law

Call Us For A Divorce Consultation: 801-685-9999

Call Us For A Divorce Consultation: 801-685-9999

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Divorce Attorney Utah

We are divorce and child custody attorneys in Salt Lake City, and our law office serves clients throughout the entire state of Utah. Our team of family law attorneys are committed to providing outstanding service with legal matters involving all aspects of family law.

When you need a family law firm that you can trust, we hope you will choose us to help guide you through your situation.

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Brown Family Law
4.8
Based on 340 reviews
Marco and his team at Brown Family Law are at the top of their game. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them for help with a divorce. They’ve... got your back!read more
Spencer Phillips
Spencer Phillips
00:54 30 Jun 22
Amber McFee, lawyer at Brown Family Law, LLC, has been the absolute best advocate for me during my divorce! She has kept me informed,... followed through on the work she promised, and ensured that she had my best interest in mind during what was to me a scary and unknown process. I enjoyed working with her and her paralegal, Melanie, and would recommend this group to anyone! Thank you Amber, Melanie, and everyone at Brown Family Law!read more
Brianne Leikis
Brianne Leikis
20:19 22 Jun 22
Jordan was amazing in helping me in times I needed her! She was also very friendly, caring and compassionate!Thank you Jordan for going... the extra mile!read more
Allen Gerard
Allen Gerard
22:48 17 Jun 22
My experience with Brown family law was extremely good. I needed clarification on child support. Nathaniel was very thorough and asked... specific questions that got my case closed in my favor.read more
Kris Peterson
Kris Peterson
01:36 17 Jun 22
Clay and Melanie are amazing to work with, straight to the point, always on top of what's going on, willing to take time to explain the... process and forward-looking steps. Very Professional and caring of the situations going on.read more
curtis crowton
curtis crowton
16:31 16 Jun 22
Helped me out so much with my Divorce. I was so stressed and anxious but they were able to take care of the craziness that is divorce while... I was able to worry about taking my next steps and getting things taken care of on my end.read more
Belynda Winger
Belynda Winger
23:48 13 Jun 22
I couldn’t ask for better paralegal that reached out to me weekly and provided reassurance and support! Melanie Cramer was the BEST and is... a wonderful person! Thanks for all you did for me and the smiles!read more
Denise Taylor
Denise Taylor
00:11 10 Jun 22
Brown Family Law was excellent during my divorce. There never was a time I felt confused or uncomfortable with anything going on. They are... very professional and you can’t go wrong with them in my opinion.read more
Jared Frisby
Jared Frisby
02:26 07 Jun 22
Jenica and Melanie were amazing to work with. They were so fast with responding to my questions. I would highly recommend working with... Brown Family Lawread more
Kyle Greene
Kyle Greene
21:48 02 Jun 22
Michael Wunderli and Jenica Maxwell were absolutely brilliant in handling my divorce case. Coming in I was very nervous and uneducated... about the process and they provided me the best case outcome I could ever hope for and was able to settle and negotiate the case and finalize my divorce. Highly recommended!Melanie Cramer the paralegal assigned to my case was nothing short of exceptional and diligent in following through every step of the way. She proactively checked in with me every week on my case status and answered all my questions with flying colors. Alot of paperwork was filed and she did a wonderful job ensuring it was accurate and timely.read more
Michael Abram
Michael Abram
15:41 27 May 22
Working with Clay Randle of Brown Family Law was a pleasure, considering the reason I needed a good attorney. Clay was prompt and... considerate in his communications. He never missed a Friday checkin and always returned calls, texts, and emails within a reasonable amount of time. Clay offered excellent advice and was patient with questions and concerns. I found him easy to talk to and always willing to listen. The divorce process is hard, especially if it is antagonistic. But Clay made it bearable and I felt the settlement was appropriate. I would recommend Clay Randle without hesitation.read more
Kerrie Naylor
Kerrie Naylor
20:31 24 May 22
Jenica Maxwell was phenomenal she make sure I was always well informed she was the best at communicating & helpedMe get what I was asking... for, thank you so much Jenicaread more
David Diaz
David Diaz
22:57 20 May 22
I worked with Clay Randle on my divorce and it was an excellent experience! Communication with Clay and his team was top tier. I was never... left wondering what the status was, or what they were working on on my case. They always kept me updated and I felt cared for every step of the way. Highly recommend!read more
Alicia Norwood
Alicia Norwood
16:58 10 May 22
Clay was extremely prompt and professional and made the process as painless as possible. I appreciate his expertise and thoroughness every... step of the way.read more
Meghan Merideth
Meghan Merideth
15:15 02 May 22
Clay Randle was extremely attentive, compassionate and professional through our entire legal process. If I ever need such services again,... I'll know where to go. Thank you!read more
Michael Hollister
Michael Hollister
02:42 01 May 22
Nathaniel was my attorney during a very difficult time I’m my life. He was compassionate, caring, and always professional! I truly admired... the firms ability to communicate and I always knew what was going on. I’d addition, I felt Nathaniel and the firm truly cared about my outcome and always had my best interest at heart. Thank you for making a very difficult time that much easier. I would highly recommend Brown family law. Thank you Nathaniel for your amazing skills and effort in my behalf.read more
Bryan Martin
Bryan Martin
19:49 29 Apr 22
I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am with Brown Family Law! This process was long and strenuous but they kept us on the right track and... moving forward. I’m not sure how we would’ve done this without them. Leilani was amazing! Always kept us in the loop and super easy to get in touch with. Carren was so great! She always relayed our messages to Leilani when needed! This team is worth every penny! Let’s be real folks… legal advice is never cheap but don’t get cheap legal advice!! Go with Brown Family Law!!!read more
Matthew McGregor
Matthew McGregor
19:20 28 Apr 22
Brown Law has been amazing to work with. They're are understandable and treat every situation as if it was their own. When I went in they... had a whole team that work together on my case to make sure nothing was overlooked and I had the best outcome I could. They have been flexible to work with and continue to assist with concerns that I might have willingly. I will always recommend Brown family law.read more
T O
T O
13:41 20 Apr 22
Great attorney, very attentive and informative.
Faisal Waged
Faisal Waged
21:51 18 Apr 22
Amber McFee , you are the best. From constellation to meditation and all in between, the communication and attention to detail was so... reassuring!!! Thanks to all at Brown family law and getting me through the process !!!read more
Jeremy Bostwick
Jeremy Bostwick
15:59 16 Apr 22
Worked with Amber McFee, who did a great job advocating for me with the mediator and also worked to keep my costs down. She also was very... sensitive to the psychosocial dynamics in my case with a large income discrepancy between me and my former spouse.read more
Julia Ellerston
Julia Ellerston
19:08 12 Apr 22
Mr. Garrabrandt, made my experience a lot less painful than I anticipated. He was prompt in responding to all questions and issues that I... had.I highly recommend Brown Family Law to anyone who finds themselves in need of great representation.read more
Conor Jack Yull
Conor Jack Yull
23:54 07 Apr 22
Amber, was my attorney during this process of divorce. She helped me every step of the way. I was unfamiliar with the entire process and... uneasy on how to processed. She worked with me and gave me the proper support to feel confident about the situtation as well as how to fight for the best out come.read more
Brian Dion
Brian Dion
20:56 07 Apr 22
Helpful and efficient are the best words to describe Brown Family Law. Thank you for being there when I needed you. I was happy to have... someone on my side that made me feel heard and at ease through the process. Thank you.read more
Stephanie B
Stephanie B
15:12 31 Mar 22
I really appreciate how Clay worked hard always seemed focused on what was going to be the best outcome for me. He listened to my needs... and wants and crafted our approach to maintain my integrity while at the same time protecting my interests. Our interactions where professional, timely but still very personable. I would recommend his Law services to any of my friends.read more
Cammon Randle
Cammon Randle
23:22 28 Mar 22
Everyone from brown family law has been great !
Paul Williamson
Paul Williamson
20:58 22 Mar 22
They are a great divorce lawyers, they helped and took out the fear and messiness of my divorce.
Merilyn Vincent
Merilyn Vincent
16:46 18 Mar 22
Thanks to Clay, this experience was far less painful than we anticipated. Especially being on the the fathers side of things (I am step... mom). We were seeking to change 50/50 to 60/40. We were worried for years that the mother, a stay-at-home mom, would be favored and even though we had proof of all our concerns and claims, we weren't sure we would be heard and validated. We are a household of 2 full-time, working parents with 2 other children. Clay was great to work with, kept us informed, shared his knowledge of the process, had great communication and got us the results we wanted, majority custody (60/40) and the ability to handle all the medical needs of the child to ensure he gets the care needed. He also was up front and told us what was reasonable. With our specific situation and large amount of documentation we had, he was able to help us resolve our case without mediation or court. He worked well with the opposing attorney and in the end we got the result we were seeking. We looked at many different firms before hiring Brown Family Law and would definitely do it again. In fact, we would have done it sooner had we known the process and how well our odds were with the prepping we had done for years. Seek info sooner, document your concerns, back them up with proof and hire Clay. We are thrilled and there is so much relief for us and our son. Well worth the time and money invested. Billing was also fair and reasonable.read more
Jenico was a pleasure to work with. On top of her game, very friendly and easy to work with. Top-notch communication. I would recommend her... 100%.read more
Bryan Oliver
Bryan Oliver
15:40 12 Mar 22
Brown Family Law was absolutely awesome. I will definitely go back to the should the need ever arise again. They were very professional and... worked to resolve my case quickly. Clay Randle absolutely surpassed all my expectations. Absolutely recommend them.read more
I could not have gone through this divorce without Brown law! They helped me so much and were constantly making sure I was ok. Thank you... for your help. Couldn't have done it without you guys.read more
Kirsten pratt
Kirsten pratt
19:25 07 Mar 22
Brown Family Law really helped me. They work as a team. I went through a difficult mediation but Brown Family Law was able to work... through it and help me get to a fair settlement. I highly recommend Brown Family Law.read more
M Derek Jacobi
M Derek Jacobi
01:01 06 Mar 22
Brown Law and especially Clay Randle were so easy to work with. Clay helped me navigate the crazy divorce train and I trusted him with my... best interests in mind. He advocated for my fairness even when I didn’t want to deal with it. Thank you for helping move past this part of my life.read more
Jamianne Hertel
Jamianne Hertel
23:18 02 Mar 22
Clay was very honest, he could have charged a bunch but he was honest and didn't. They are the best.
Taylor Clifford
Taylor Clifford
19:27 01 Mar 22
During a difficult and stressful time for me Brown Family Law was very supportive and proactively worked my case. I highly recommend them.... They were always very responsive when I had questions and contacted me frequently to make sure I was well taken care of. I am glad I used their services and feel it was well worth the expense.read more
Ben B
Ben B
20:35 25 Feb 22
Clay worked consistently and professionally. I was always well informed as to where things were and he adapted to the style and approach I... wanted to take. He was very clear about options and future considerations in his approach.read more
Mike Trionfo
Mike Trionfo
03:58 23 Feb 22
They made this difficult situation very smooth. I felt very secure with their decisions and hard work and promptness. They are very... compassionate as well!!!! I will recommend this law firm to anyone!!!! Thank you!! EJ I can’t thankyou enough!read more
Karlene Lindberg
Karlene Lindberg
04:12 19 Feb 22
Very professional and attentive. Weekly calls, never missed, with updates and time for questions. Successful mediation.
J H
J H
22:09 15 Feb 22
If you’re looking for an advocate who is knowledgeable, caring, and goes above and beyond then Attorney Marco Brown is your... choice.Attorney Brown consistently excels and delivers. This is the person you want to call.read more
Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich
20:14 11 Feb 22
Brown Law was instructive about my case effective during my mediation.
Daniel Jackson
Daniel Jackson
21:21 30 Jan 22
She helped stand up for me and really looked out for my best interest. She was honest and professional. She made me feel less stressed... about the whole process.read more
Jenny M
Jenny M
15:22 18 Jan 22
Clay did an amazing job with a difficult case. He was very thorough and prompt in communicating each detail concerning my case. I would... highly recommend him to represent you in your caseread more
Daniel Peck
Daniel Peck
17:30 13 Jan 22
Marco is understanding and very professional. He is good at what he does.
Stefany Zamora
Stefany Zamora
23:17 11 Jan 22
Brown Family Law helped me to feel confident and comfortable right from the start. Mr. Garrabrandt helped me every step of the way. He is... very knowable about family law. He was prompt in responding to all questions and issues that I had. He checked in regularly and helped make the process run smoothly. He gives honest advice and won't pressure you into making decisions. I am grateful for the time and advice and work that was done in my behalf. I would recommend Brown Family Law to anyone who finds themselves in need of great representation!read more
Krista T
Krista T
06:28 08 Jan 22
Amber is the attorney you want in your corner. Period. Very pleased and grateful we chose her to work our case. She has gone above and... beyond for us!read more
Cassity Weaver
Cassity Weaver
22:15 06 Jan 22
Amber was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. She was knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. I felt she truly cared... about my case and doing what was right for me and my family. I would highly recommend Brown Family Law and I would definitely seek out Amber's service in the future.read more
Rafferty Bennett
Rafferty Bennett
21:24 06 Jan 22
I had the pleasure to work with Michael Wunderli as my Attorney at Brown Law. Michael is a very dedicated, smart, professional Attorney. He... has a nice, calming, personal touch in dealing with the personal side of this business. He makes sure you feel relaxed, gets to the point to resolve any and all concerns. I will at any time highly recommend Michael; he was a pleasure to work with him as my personal Divorce Attorney.read more
Peter Adrian
Peter Adrian
17:18 05 Jan 22
A company I advise is concerned about legal implications of a divorce of a significant shareholder. Clay Randle answered all of my... questions and put me at ease about the whole situation. I hope we don't need further advice, but if we do, Clay would be the one we would call again.read more
Jeff Hanson
Jeff Hanson
23:47 27 Dec 21
I had a consult with Clay Randle who has been generously accessible during the holidays. I found his advice to be extremely professional... and helpful for assisting me with issues around a colleague going through a divorce and potential impacts on a business in which we are both shareholders. Clay knows the issues, knew alot about the attorneys and judges involved, and coached me how to navigate through the process. I highly recommend him and Brown Family Law.read more
Joseph Hanson
Joseph Hanson
23:30 27 Dec 21
I am very happy with whole team at brown family law, especially Nathaniel. He did a great job for me and I was able to walk away from my... mediation with a fair situation. He was very responsive and made himself available whenever I needed him. He was very knowledgeable and gave me great guidance into making the best decision.read more
Erwin Davila
Erwin Davila
22:26 17 Dec 21
Clay was an amazing support throughout this whole process. I am so grateful to have found such a knowledgeable attorney. He walked me... through every step and answered all my questions along the way. I highly recommend him to anyone who feels overwhelmed like I did.read more
Molly Rosenlund
Molly Rosenlund
18:05 17 Dec 21
They went above and beyond what I was expecting. Weekly updates was really helpful knowing they were looking into and taking time to get... things done the right way. Brown family law even sent me an edible arrangement when my grandpa passed away.read more
Dustin Ricks
Dustin Ricks
04:24 07 Dec 21
Clay Randle with Brown law is the best! I’ll start off with my ex wife supposedly had the “best” lawyer in the state known as a “bully”... I’ll just say that after fighting a Temporary restraining order, a false protective order and parent time, we came out on top! Clay is very knowledgeable and always has your back. The biggest thing I learned was that I went against his advice a few times and it came back to bite me! All of you scared fathers out there, you don’t need to be afraid! Hire these guys and they will always have your best interests and your back all the time! I couldn’t be happier with them!read more
Shane Call
Shane Call
02:14 04 Dec 21
I have really enjoyed working with Brown Law. Everyone has been incredibly helpful when we’ve needed it! We’ve been working with Michael... Wunderli and he was great to work with! He was able to help my husband and I get custody of our nephew, who was in foster care at the time! He was very communicative and professional, but also personable. He really cares about his clients and getting the best outcomes. We are so grateful for the work that he put in to helping us and guiding us through the things that we needed to do as well.read more
Carley Lehauli
Carley Lehauli
16:41 03 Dec 21
This firm is absolutely amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone needing assistance with any family matter. We've been working with Michael... Wunderli on getting our nephew back from foster care, with his help we were able to get him out and be a family again! From the front desk to their attorneys, everyone has been professional and so kind, they really make the effort to make sure you felt cared about the moment you walk in. Thank you Brown Family Law!!!read more
Gordon Lehauli
Gordon Lehauli
16:35 03 Dec 21
Fast results, and very friendly. Always met my needs.
Libra8642
Libra8642
22:34 02 Dec 21
My interactions with Marco and Brown Family Law have been nothing but amazing. The considerate communication and attention to detail was... much appreciated. I have full trust in the extensive knowledge and experience of the whole team. When working with them, I've never felt more comfortable and confident in knowing my best interests are at the forefront of the task at hand.read more
Erika Beeson
Erika Beeson
13:09 02 Dec 21
They worked hard to accommodate our unique situation and efficiently resolved my case. I was very happy with their service.
Stacia Sanders
Stacia Sanders
23:16 08 Nov 21
Leilani made this experience so easy , I am thankful for her and the firm.
Alex Ortiz
Alex Ortiz
16:56 08 Nov 21
Clay was a pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable and compassionate. Highly recommended!
Crystal Woodsum
Crystal Woodsum
14:32 04 Nov 21
I'm so glad I worked with Brown Family Law on my divorce. They have a great no-nonsense approach and were responsive and proactive on my... behalf. They have a knowledgeable and professional team with a stellar track record. I received great council and support whenever needed and they made sure things were taken care of in a timely manner and that I knew what next steps were all along the way. Highly recommend!read more
Jessica Blackham
Jessica Blackham
21:08 13 Oct 21
Clay and everyone at the firm were great and easy to deal with. My questions were answered and if I need them in the future, I will be... using them.read more
Alan Hittle
Alan Hittle
22:04 04 Oct 21
I was nervous going into mediation, but when I met Michael in person he put me at ease. Michael did everything possible to help resolve... this marriage in the shortest time possible. Hopefully I won't need the services again, but if I do I'll certainly use them again. I will also recommend you to my friends and family.read more
Jeanne Randall
Jeanne Randall
06:13 25 Sep 21
I used three different lawyers during my very lengthy and very messy divorce. When I came across Brown Law I was starting to lose hope that... anyone would be able to help me through this giant mess of a separation and custody. Nathaniel was absolutely incredible. I can’t find enough wonderful words to express my gratitude for everything he did for me and my son during my divorce/custody battle. He was on top of everything, I could call him at any time and get answers, he actually LISTENED to my concerns and helped me achieve the best possible outcome for my son and I. Brown Law contacts every single Wednesday to check in and just see how you’re doing with everything and Nathaniel made it a point to contact me every single Friday to see if I had any questions or concerns about the case. I would recommend Brown Law and especially Nathaniel to anyone going through a divorce. He was able to achieve in less than a year what two other attorneys weren’t able to do in two years. He’s extremely professional, understanding, intelligent, empathic and helpful. Thank you so much Nathaniel and Brown Law!read more
JD K3
JD K3
14:22 15 Sep 21
For several years I was married to a lawyer and found it impossible to find representation. Brown Family Law was recommended much later... when an alimony issue arose. I have never been heard, respected, and honored like I was with Brown. My voice counted! I was kept informed weekly and questions and input was welcomed. I give Brown Family Law and Nathaniel Garrabrandt the highest of praise.read more
Miriam Bugden
Miriam Bugden
23:26 14 Sep 21
Brown Family Law represented me better than I could have ever hoped. Nathaniel was extremely sharp and on point.It was an insanely... difficult time in my life and they definitely helped with the burden and stress.I felt my case got the attention it deserved, far better than any other law firm I've used before, and the only one I'd consider using for future matters.read more
Danny Levesk
Danny Levesk
00:13 26 Aug 21
Everyone at this firm was wonderful to work with while navigating a very difficult moment in my life. While my divorce was fairly simple... and straight forward, they still communicated with me every single week via text or email...Just to check in with me. They handled everything seamlessly, and they made me feel listened to and taken care of throughout the whole process. The flat fee for the divorce is a game-changer. I didn't have to stress about the needing to email or talk to my lawyer because I was guaranteed a flat fee and a refund if that fee wasn't used in full. I ended up getting almost $2,000 back because they were so efficient. I highly recommend their services.read more
Mary Ward
Mary Ward
02:20 21 Aug 21
Clay was absolutely professional and courteous. He spoke to me like I mattered and was just not would definitely recommend Clay to any of... my friends that may go through the unfortunate experience of divorce.read more
Mike Romano
Mike Romano
13:42 18 Aug 21
Leilani and her partners helped me overcome a major obstacle in my case. They were quick to respond and take action in the beginning of my... case, and made sure I was protected the entire way. Thank you!read more
Ana Harding
Ana Harding
19:33 06 Aug 21
Nathaniel and Shauna were wonderful. I was recommended Brown Law from a friend who recently went through divorce. I appreciated how well I... was communicated with and that I was able to ask all the questions I needed to about the process and how things needed to work out. I was given all the options for each situation that came up. Nathaniel helped me to weigh the pros and cons of each situation that came up so that I could make good decisions. He was never too busy to walk me through situations or answer questions. I highly recommend Brown Law.read more
Cat UT
Cat UT
19:34 05 Aug 21
Excellent lawyer firm. I found them on Google and based on the reviews, I selected this firm to represent me in my divorce. The reviews... were true, and the firm is great. Very supportive of my rights especially as a father in this day. My lawyer, Leilani Whitmer, was great. She was understanding of my situation, professionally presented me with options throughout my case, and respected my decisions. I always felt in control of my case. I would get weekly phone calls from my attorney with updates. Some calls lasted one minute while others lasted several. I also got text messages from the assistant during the week asking if I needed anything. They were great and copied me on all items filed so I was always in the loop. Their rates are on the higher end, but like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Even though the rates are high, there were very conscientious about my budget and worked with me to ensure our time was used effectively. Also, I love that their firm ONLY does family law. That is a really good sign that shows they specialized in family law as they do not need to go elsewhere to get work. I would definitely recommend Brown Family Law.read more
David Salazar
David Salazar
15:45 04 Aug 21
Clay Randle at Brown Family Law was great! Concise, focused, excellent advice. Would definitely work with Clay and Brown Law again.
Wade McCartney
Wade McCartney
23:44 30 Jul 21
Sound advice. Great communication. Excellent support while navigating a difficult situation.
Rex Broderick
Rex Broderick
23:24 24 Jul 21
Used these guys for my divorce. Clayton and the team was truly awesome! After care too was great! Thank you
We were very happy with Clay at Brown Law! He is professional and very knowledgeable. If you need a family lawyer, he is your guy.
Amber Worthington
Amber Worthington
05:11 07 Jul 21
Getting responses from my husband and his attorney has been challenging. Brown Family Law has persevered, been very supportive and helped... to move this forward.read more
Noleen Warrick
Noleen Warrick
21:36 30 Jun 21
I am so glad God directed me to Brown Law and Clay Randle. I chose another lawyer initial from a family recommendation. But being in a... different county he was somewhat uncomfortable representing me in my county and being familiar with the legal system judges and commissioners we might interact with during the divorce. He recommended Clay at Brown Law and I couldn't be happier. I felt it was meant to be. Clay was professional, extremely knowledgeable about the people involved and the process, and provided precise information about the process, the issues involved, risks, and outcomes throughout my divorce proceedings. He and his team (Jodi and Lei) provided weekly communication and checking in on me throughout and provided clear understanding of all the paperwork and documents that I needed to supply and sign. Clay took away a lot of the stress, worry, and fear of my divorce and delivered exactly what he said he would, and things went better than I expected. He is tough, up front, kept his cool, and handled things exceptionally well. I would recommend him or anyone at Brown Law for your divorce. You won't regret it.read more
Merrick Fonnesbeck
Merrick Fonnesbeck
22:42 21 Jun 21
Brown Law provided a great service to me and my family. Marco was very open and honest during our consult and he was very personable and... genuine when we met in person. EJ was my personal attorney and he did a great job. He was very open, honest and understanding of your position. He was very realistic.All interaction with Brown Law, wether it be with Jodi or Lei, they were all amazing to contact and take your information on a personal level and make you feel apart of them. All the attorneys have an exemplary background with a multitude of experience and stock in your business. They provide plenty of experienced attorneys to handle several cases, but balance them perfectly to be able to connect on a personal level with each client. Marco’s attorneys make it a priority to be invested in your matter and take the time to know your case intimately. I am very happy and proud that I chose to have Brown Law represent me during my divorce proceeding and I am happy that I went with the high recommendation that was given to me by Nelson Jones, PLLC.Respectfully and much gratitude,Matt Boucherread more
Matt Boucher
Matt Boucher
05:21 25 May 21
They are a great team that cares about getting the best possible result in a very difficult process. Custody battles are so hard to go... through and EJ and Jodi did an excellent job leading me to the finish line. I couldn’t be happier now that I get to spend more precious time with my kids.read more
Michael Crowther
Michael Crowther
05:10 25 May 21
Nathaniel at Brown law was my attorney when I had to revisit parent time and child support changes. He made the process easy to understand... and was extremely knowledgable and helpful at all times. I am really happy with the end result and would definitely use Brown Law again if needed!read more
Vanessa Spencer
Vanessa Spencer
18:07 24 May 21
Clay and his team were wonderful to work with. They were knowledgeable, professional, personable and provided exceptional communication... along the way. The team took away all the stress and worry and at the end delivered the exact results desired. Couldn't recommend them more.read more
Tara Jones
Tara Jones
23:48 18 May 21
I highly recommend Brown Law. My daughter was in need of help with family law. The whole office is supportive. Attorney Leilani Whitmer is... smart, patient, caring and works hard for you.read more
Leilani helped me with my paternity case which was a messy situation from the get go. She is very professional and always showed up... prepared. They backed me for a year and a half and I ultimately ended up getting the time I deserve with my son. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who needs a good family law lawyer.read more
Chris Martinez
Chris Martinez
11:08 17 May 21
Nathaniel Garrabrandt and the team at Brown Law were strong and firm advocates in helping me defend my right to parent time. My ex-wife was... seeking to reduce my parent time with meritless accusations and legal arguments that lacked foundation. Nathaniel helped guide me through the process of rebuffing the personal and legal attack of my ex-wife until finally she realized she had a lot to lose if the case went to trial. She offered to settle and dismiss the case. Nathaniel helped negotiate a settlement that reduce my financial obligations and ensured that my ex-wife could not bring a frivolous and meritless case against me in the future. I recommend the services of Brown Law.read more
Jake Scott
Jake Scott
14:46 07 May 21
I appreciated working with Brown Law through my divorce. They were attentive, professional and have an understanding of what my needs... were.I was referred to Brown Law and I would refer anyone to them for any family law services.John, Clay and Jody make a great team!read more
Ted Kingston
Ted Kingston
15:54 04 May 21
Awesome divorce group! Marco and Michael are terrific!
Larry Jacobs
Larry Jacobs
01:53 24 Apr 21
Marco was great to discuss my current case with. He took the time to understand our individual needs and was able to answer all our... questions.read more
Matt McPherson
Matt McPherson
14:34 18 Mar 21
They fixed everything wrong that my 1st Attorney has SCREWED UP! I only wish that i had gound them FIRST! Their staff checked on me and... updated me weekly! Great Communication frim a Lawyer is unheard of. These guys excelled at that!read more
JD Erickson
JD Erickson
02:56 18 Mar 21
Michael Wunderli helped us through a sensitive family situation. He was amazing! He was very responsive and willing to work with us. He... was proactive and very professional and worked hard on a resolution that was best for everyone. I was impressed with how quickly this situation was able to be resolved and I absolutely recommend this attorney and firm. Thank you.read more
Melissa Gardner
Melissa Gardner
19:08 11 Mar 21
Nathaniel is a very diligent and patient person. His professionalism is bar none. He helped me with a very complex divorce involving... multiple properties and assisted with getting me back with my children. He fought for my rights as a father and navigated the legal system like a seasoned professional. In the end, I got what is fair and just, when dealing with someone that tried to take EVERYTHING. Everyone I dealt with at Brown Law was very responsive and made sure I was being taken care of. I can not thank them enough for the exceptional work and helping me in such a difficult time. Thank you.read more
Johnny Clayton
Johnny Clayton
17:37 03 Mar 21
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Brown Law for the enormous care and love I received during my divorce case. And above... all my special thanks to Clay Randle the leading attorney for the tremendous work he did, during my prolonged divorce case. Clay was very proactive and professional. Brown Law is a five star divorce law firm, they make you feel like a family. I would highly recommend Brown Law to anyone who deserves a five star representation. Keep up the excellent work !!!Emmanuelread more
Emmanuel Eke-Ukoh
Emmanuel Eke-Ukoh
02:03 19 Feb 21
A divorce is always a difficult thing to experience. Brown Law was an excellent choice for me. They made the process easy to understand.... My lawyer, EJ, was terrific. He called me weekly to discuss my case and keep me informed of its progress. Jodi emailed me weekly. She responded to my questions quickly and relayed messages to EJ when I needed to reach him. I would highly recommend this firm to someone going through a divorce.read more
Marilyn MaGann
Marilyn MaGann
21:56 04 Feb 21
I didn't ever WANT to seek out a professional for legal services, but life had other plans. I'm so glad I came across Brown Law. My lawyer... was Clay Randle and he did an amazing job preparing me for my case. Divorce is a highly emotional process and Clay really did a good job at being both a legal realist as well as a personal cheerleader for me. I would recommend Brown Law to anyone seeking to enter the gloomy world of divorce. At least you'll have a professional, experienced lawyer on your side.read more
Tara
Tara
21:46 22 Jan 21
I worked with Brown Law for a custody modification. Clay and his team were very responsive and professional. These guys definitely work... effectively to reach favorable results to keep attorney costs low. Highly recommend. Thanks Brown Law!read more
Court Curtis
Court Curtis
18:16 11 Jan 21
I gave Brown Law the worst possible start from which to help me with my case- I tried to self represent before hiring them, did poorly, and... then consulted and hired one or two days before my next hearing. Despite that, that hearing and the subsequent one after went incredibly well, yielding me so much better results than I could have anticipated or was ready to believe. EJ and the team worked over the holidays, responding instantly to inquiries from the court in a way that really saved my bacon on the day of my hearing. I am incredibly thankful for them and can't recommend this firm highly enough. I hope I don't need help of this nature in the future, but if I do, I have no question that I will use them gladly.read more
Keith Baskett
Keith Baskett
22:03 06 Jan 21
The best lawyers that I’ve ever worked with. They are very efficient. I was surprised how they got my case done so fast. When I read the... reviews I thought that they would be good but not the best. But somehow they are.The best ever. I worked with Nathaniel and he was amazing.Thank you so much for your help.read more
Soares Soares
Soares Soares
00:47 03 Dec 20
I have been with Brown Law with Jon as my attorney for nearly five years. Jon has gotten me through a very complicated divorce and very... messy custody issues. Jon👏🏼knows👏🏼his👏🏼stuff👏🏼!!! He handles everything so professionally and efficiently!! Not only is he a top notch attorney but the whole team is genuine and kind. They always made me feel like they care about me personally and are always upbeat! I would hands down recommend Jon to anyone looking for an attorney!!! Worth every penny!read more
Heidi Pace
Heidi Pace
14:41 21 Nov 20
Clay Randle was my lawyer and he did an excellent job! Very attentive and a good listener. He was quick to respond to my questions and... made the process as painless as possible. I would highly recommend him!read more
Collin Liston
Collin Liston
20:01 20 Nov 20
During my divorce, Brown Law was there for me. Clay called every week as promised and I was impressed with the professionalism that he... had. He helped me during a difficult time and got me the best settlement possible. Thanks for everything you are the best and i would recommend you to anyone who is considering a divorce.read more
grant goeckeritz
grant goeckeritz
17:51 12 Nov 20
Fabulous! I was very well taken care of! Thank You Brown Law!!
Trisha Evans
Trisha Evans
19:35 10 Nov 20
Estuve luchando por mi divorcio casi dos años, con diferentes abogados ninguno de estos tenía respuesta favorables para mi caso.. tome... la decision de buscar un nuevo abogado y Google me mostró Brown law group, Me puse en contacto con Mario Arras y Nathaniel Garrabrandt. Desde la primera cita ellos me mostraron profesionalismo, honestidad, respeto,sin miedo a luchar por mis derechos, en menos de dos meses ya tenían mi caso resuelto y con resultados favorables para mi.¡GRACIAS MARIO!¡GRACIAS NATHANIEL!read more
Alicia Rascon Gomez
Alicia Rascon Gomez
04:44 06 Nov 20
Clay at brown law was very kind and professional. He took action right away and within less than two weeks. My divorce was final. Thank... you Clay. And thank you brown law for the fast and very friendly serviceread more
Tina Skowron
Tina Skowron
16:42 05 Nov 20
I contacted Marci Brown after seeing his informative posts on Tik Tok. Regarding a divorce case. I scheduled a consult with him. He was... very honest with us about our case and what the cost would be. He suggested a couple other attorney's that would be more in our price range for our type of case. I appreciated the fact that he didn't try to lead us with false expectations. The $250.00 consult fee is worth it!!!read more
Gary Conrad
Gary Conrad
17:59 17 Oct 20
Going through a divorce is never easy! But Brown Law made it so much easier for me. I had the privilege to have Clay Randle as my attorney.... He was amazing! He made sure all my questions and concerns were met. The process was ver clear and simple. It was hard finding a group that would really fight for me. Brown Law was the first group I felt that would actually fight for me. I was beyond happy and pleased with Brown Law and will always recommend using them.read more
Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith
15:47 08 Oct 20
Really thankful for Brown Law during this challenging time. They helped us arrive at a non-contested settlement, providing both... transparency and empathy along the way. Once agreements were made the process was smooth and quick and we have been able to move on to the next step in our lives. Thank you!read more
Ryan Debenham
Ryan Debenham
22:59 02 Oct 20
From start to finish, my experience meeting with Marco was phenomenal. He was personable and professional and immediately started working... to put me at ease and make sure I understood entirely my predicament while being plain and sticking to layman terms so that I never felt left out. He also went above and beyond my expectations, taking the entirety of my situation into account - not just what I was originally coming in for. Highly recommended, especially for fathers who are confused and frustrated or afraid.read more
Scott Cooley
Scott Cooley
00:20 02 Oct 20
Brown law made the divorce process for me very easy and understandable. It's one of those things that I hope I never will have to utilize... their services again, but if I do... I will call Brown law first thing.read more
Ian Eddy
Ian Eddy
18:18 22 Sep 20
Brown Law helped reduce the stress of a stressful situation.
Jeremy Rhoades
Jeremy Rhoades
12:35 09 Sep 20
I could not be more satisfied with Brown Law. They made the process as smooth as could be given the situation. Clay was great! I was always... informed and up to date throughout the whole process. Thank you Brown Law!read more
chris bingham
chris bingham
18:21 01 Sep 20
Brown Law, absolutely excellent in all ways. Thank you Thomas.
David Doane
David Doane
20:38 24 Aug 20
I am very pleased with the end result regarding my recent experience with the Brown Law LLC! Brown Law LLC, my Attorney Thomas A. Gunter... and Office Manager/Paralegal, Jodi Jex were very Professional and Results Oriented! Brown Law, LLC has a very good system regarding the request of pertinent Documents throughout the Legal Process. My Attorney Thomas A. Gunter was proactive and utilized big-picture foresight that he had gained from his past Practical Experience. Jodi Jex always responded promptly and provided clear direction regarding information needed along with upcoming deadlines. Both Thomas and Jodi had excellent people skills. The Firm's Fee charged for the Value Provided was extremely reasonable!read more
Greg Chiti
Greg Chiti
03:07 10 Aug 20
I absolutely recommend this law firm, clay was my attorney and his assistant and him always kept me updated, it was always easy to get... ahold of them, they definitely made The process stress free.read more
ruth guerra
ruth guerra
18:09 03 Aug 20
Great team to work with from the initial consultation with Marco through a successful outcome with Jon, and great support by Jodi. I would... highly recommend this firm.read more
jim austin
jim austin
16:39 24 Jul 20
Friendly people and great service.
Daniel Clark
Daniel Clark
14:52 23 Jul 20
I had a very pleasant initial consultation with Marco Brown.. Right off the bat I got the impression that he has the best interest of the... kid/kids in mind and what is best for them (if there are kids involved). Straight to the point and very knowledgeable! Looking forward to Marco representing me in the near future.read more
Casey Billings
Casey Billings
04:18 15 Jul 20
Clay Randall of Brown Law was very professional and responsive to all my questions and concerns. I never felt lost, but always felt... someone guiding and informing me about all my options. I was always updated in advance to any action taken in my behalf or by the opposition. They fully gained my trust after seeing that they were very knowledgeable, competent and mainly had an assertive attitude to bring the results I hoped for. I fully recommend them.read more
Caesar Falcon
Caesar Falcon
21:17 30 Jun 20
John was great help during the whole process. Anytime I had a question he was able to give me a clear answer. He worked with what I wanted... and helped me to get what I wanted.read more
Tory Tyme
Tory Tyme
19:54 29 Jun 20
I had a straightforward case for modifying my divorce decree and Brown Law was very professional and responsive. They helped me file... everything I needed with the court and charged me a fair price for their services for which they were very upfront leaving me with no bad surprises. I would definitely do business with them in the future.read more
Kevin Steffensen
Kevin Steffensen
01:14 28 May 20
Working with Clay Randle of Brown Law to facilitate my divorce was a good experience. He was attentive to my case and very knowledgeable.
Rj Shannon
Rj Shannon
18:38 26 May 20
Amazing staff and got everything I needed done. We worked with them for two separate custody cases.
Victoria Rhea
Victoria Rhea
06:17 25 May 20
Brown Law was excellent in assisting me with my divorce case. Clay Randle was the team member I worked with and was not only professional... and thorough, but ensured we got the results desired in mediation as well as correspondence following up with details after everything was finalized. Highly recommend.read more
Kirby Wood
Kirby Wood
22:25 20 May 20
We worked with Clay on 2 cases and I cant say enough good things about this place. The communication and passion is top notch and we got... the outcome we wanted. Thank you Brown Law!read more
Nick Olsen
Nick Olsen
19:22 05 May 20
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How We’re Different From Other Utah Family Law Firms

Since 2010, we’ve helped thousands of local families with our time-tested, proven process for guiding people through divorce and child custody matters.

Choosing us to represent you will help to eliminate as much of the stress, strife and other collateral damage that may occur to your family by working with other, less experienced law firms.

  • Peace of Mind: We remove the uncertainty and fear associated with divorce by providing professional, compassionate and affordable family law services.
  • Collaboration and Education: You don’t want an attorney to bark orders at you and not explain what’s going on. Count on us to guide and educate you through the uncertainty and confusion of the legal process. This helps to remove your fear and helps empower you.
  • Constant Communication: Communication between clients and attorneys leads to the best results in divorce. Our proven system is designed to maximize client communication and lead to the ideal results our clients are looking for.

“Our goal is to remove the fear associated with divorce and custody issues – and protect you by helping to maximize your time with your kids and your money, all within 3-6 months.” – Marco Brown

Utah Divorce FAQs

How We’re Different From Other Utah Family Law Firms

Since 2010, we’ve helped thousands of local families with our time-tested, proven process for guiding people through divorce and child custody matters.

Choosing us to represent you will help to eliminate as much of the stress, strife and other collateral damage that may occur to your family by working with other, less experienced law firms.

  • Peace of Mind: We remove the uncertainty and fear associated with divorce by providing professional, compassionate and affordable family law services.
  • Collaboration and Education: You don’t want an attorney to bark orders at you and not explain what’s going on. Count on us to guide and educate you through the uncertainty and confusion of the legal process. This helps to remove your fear and helps empower you.
  • Constant Communication: Communication between clients and attorneys leads to the best results in divorce. Our proven system is designed to maximize client communication and lead to the ideal results our clients are looking for.

“Our goal is to remove the fear associated with divorce and custody issues – and protect you by helping to maximize your time with your kids and your money, all within 3-6 months.” – Marco Brown

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Shepherding You Through the Challenge of When the Law Meets a Broken Marriage

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No one enters into a marriage thinking it will end in divorce, but unfortunately, divorce happens. If you’re having marital problems and are faced with the reality of a broken marriage, you will need to make some very difficult decisions. One of those decisions may be whether or not to seek legal counsel for a divorce.

Seeking legal representation is not always necessary, but because divorce is a legal-matter, there are some key legal aspects that you should be aware of.

There are specific laws that will govern how your divorce is handled in the state of Utah. Experienced divorce attorneys will be familiar with those laws and rules, as well as the judges and commissioners who interpret those laws and rules, and can help you navigate the divorce process.

No one enters into a marriage thinking it will end in divorce, but unfortunately, divorce happens. If you’re having marital problems and are faced with the reality of a broken marriage, you will need to make some very difficult decisions. One of those decisions may be whether or not to seek legal counsel for a divorce.

Seeking legal representation is not always necessary, but because divorce is a legal-matter, there are some key legal aspects that you should be aware of.

There are specific laws that will govern how your divorce is handled in the state of Utah. Experienced divorce attorneys will be familiar with those laws and rules, as well as the judges and commissioners who interpret those laws and rules, and can help you navigate the divorce process.

There are a few different ways to get divorced in Utah. The most common way is to file a divorce petition with the court. In order to do this, one of the spouses must have been a resident of Utah for at least three months. The divorce petition will state the grounds for divorce and ask the court to dissolve the marriage.

If both spouses agree on all of the terms of the divorce, they may be able to complete it without going to court. This is called an uncontested divorce. An attorney can provide the legal assistance to file the necessary paperwork and make sure that everything is done correctly.

If there are disagreements about some of the terms of the divorce, the divorce will be considered contested. In a contested divorce, the spouses will have to go to court and argue their case in front of a commissioner or judge. This can be a long and expensive process, and it is almost always best to seek legal representation if things start to get contentious.

If your legal team knows what they are doing, the first thing they will do is help you understand the laws and legal issues that will govern your divorce. Your lawyer will also help you negotiate any disputes with your spouse and advise you on the best way to resolve your case so you obtain the goals you’re looking for. If litigation is necessary, an attorney will represent you in court and make sure that your interests are protected.

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Types of Divorce We Can Help You With

Our family law firm is devoted completely to divorce and family law matters. Here are some of the kinds of divorce cases we provide legal assistance for.

A contested divorce is when one or both spouses disagree with each other about how to deal with their divorce, for example, how to split assets, debts, alimony, child support, or custody. It might also mean that the other spouse is unwilling to sign paperwork to finalize the divorce.
An uncontested divorce is one in which everyone agrees on every issue, and spouses end their marriage without dispute. Divorce proceedings are uncontested when both parties agree on every details of their divorce.
The military’s divorce rate is higher than average for a couple reasons, for example: (1) the stress of moving every few years; and (2) deployments, which causes families to be separated for long periods of time. Military divorce requires specialized knowledge of military culture, as well as pension and pay issues.

In some situations, one spouse may be at fault for the breakdown of a relationship. At-fault divorce is how divorce attorneys and judges refer to any divorce where one or both partners have engaged in certain behaviors (e.g., adultery, abuse, abandonment) that cause divorce.

Also known as a “summary dissolution,” is a shortened version of the process that eliminates much of the paperwork and reduces the need for courtroom appearances. A summary divorce usually involves mediation or some other form of negotiated dispute resolution.
Utah is a no-fault divorce state. No-fault divorce is a form of divorce that does not require a spouse to file fault accusations against the other spouse. When we file no-fault divorces, we simply state that a marriage relationship is irretrievably broken because of irreconcilable differences.
Collaborative divorce refers to a type of divorce in which spouses negotiate the end of their marriage in a very open and transparent way. They can have divorce attorneys, and other legal professionals, help them during negotiation, but they cannot, for example, withhold information from each other, and they cannot go to court to resolve their case. Spouses must work with each other openly and come to an agreement on every issue.
Electronic divorce is a form of no-fault collaborative divorce, made available in certain jurisdictions when both parties are in agreement, which allows a couple to file for divorce with just an electronic request.
Divorce mediation is when spouses meet with a trained mediator, who is a third-party neutral, and that mediator both parties involved settle their divorce by coming to an agreement on every issue. Most mediated divorce cases never go to the Utah courts.
When You Need A Divorce Lawyer in Utah You Can Trust… We’re Here To Help You – Every Step Of The Way
When You Need A Divorce Lawyer in Utah You Can Trust… We’re Here To Help You – Every Step Of The Way

We’ve been helping people in Utah with divorce and family law since 2010, and in that time we’ve helped over 4000 people. What this means for you is that we’ve helped many people going through exactly what you’re going through, so we understand how to help you with your situation.

We’re here to answer all your questions, allay your fears and provide you with the best options for your individual situation.

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Common Questions About Getting a Divorce in Utah

Hiring an attorney, whether in Salt Lake City or elsewhere in Utah, is not absolutely necessary. However, due to the complicated nature of Utah law and court system, it is often difficult for separating couples without legal experience or training in law to navigate the separation process without some degree of legal assistance.

Even for an uncontested divorce, it is advisable to retain a trial attorney for basic representation and assistance with legal documents, such as divorce forms, temporary orders, findings of fact and conclusions of law, and final decrees. Practicing law without an attorney, which is what you’re doing if you do your own divorce, poses a lot of potential pitfalls.

The general rule for asset and debt division in divorce is a 50-50 split. Utah is an equal distribution of the marital assets and debts state, so marital property and assets, along with debts, are not automatically divided 50-50 between spouses who are ending their marriage in the state of Utah. If one spouse can prove during the court proceedings that a 50-50 split would be highly unfair, the court can divide assets and debts differently.

When it comes to spousal support, incomes are not divided equally. The calculation to determine alimony is complicated and very fact dependent, and you should meet with an attorney to discuss what you may pay to, or receive from, your ex spouse.

Divorce proceedings in Utah generally takes from 3-6 months when an experienced attorney is representing at least one of the parties involved. In Salt Lake City, as opposed to more rural areas, the process often takes less time. Without help from divorce lawyers, and if custody of minor children is involved, the legal process will take more than 3-6 months because people don’t know the legal documents that need to be filed and legal procedure.

Familiarity with the process and how to facilitate an out of court settlement are some of the advantages of using an attorney to help you through Utah court proceedings.

Utah is a no-fault state. No-fault means neither party needs to be responsible for misconduct that caused the breakdown of the marriage.

The most common grounds for divorce cited in Utah a divorce petition are:

  • Irreconcilable differences
  • Domestic violence
  • Adultery/infidelity
  • Abandonment
Common Questions About Child Custody Issues in Utah

Common Questions About Child Custody Issues in Utah

Common Questions About Child Custody Issues in Utah
  • The parent likely to receive the most custody and parent-time with children is the one who has been the minor children’s primary caregiver. The primary caregiver is the one who spends the most time with the children, takes the children to medical appointments, attends teacher-parent conferences, puts the children to bed, drives them to school, takes them to extracurricular activities, etc.
  • The bottom line is this: the more involved you are in your kids’ lives, the more likely you are to receive joint custody, whether you have a contested or uncontested divorce.
  • Now, there are other factors, besides who is the primary parent, that sway a judge in determining custody when it comes time to sign a final decree. For example:
    • How bonded you are to your kids.
    • Your mental and physical capability to provide care for your kids.
    • Your history of drug or alcohol abuse.
    • How stable your living situation is.
    • Whether you can maintain a steady job and pay child support.
    • How much you encourage your kids to have a good relationship with your ex.

What we’ve discussed above relates to your final custody order in divorce proceedings. There are situations in which you may need to go to court and obtain temporary orders regarding custody and parent-time. When deciding temporary orders, courts value maintaining the status quo, which is how you’ve been sharing custody and visitation up to now.

Keep this advice in mind: fight for the custody and parent-time you want right upfront. It’s much harder to change custody after your judge has signed the divorce documents.

  • Joint Legal Custody: Legal custody refers to who gets to make big decisions for a couple’s children. Big decisions like: religion, medical decisions, money, education, extracurriculars. Joint custody means exes, whether separated or part of paternity actions, need to work together and come to an agreement on these big decisions.
  • Sole Legal Custody: Legal custody refers to who gets to make big decisions for a couple’s children. Big decisions like: religion, medical decisions, money, education, extracurriculars. Sole legal custody means one parent has been court ordered the authority to make decisions about children without any obligation to talk to the other parent.
  • Joint Physical Custody: Physical custody refers to where a child spends time, specifically where a child sleeps. Joint physical custody means each parent has a child at least 30% of the overnights in a year. 50/50 custody arrangements are joint physical custody. When joint physical custody is ordered in the final decree, it’s very difficult for one parent to move out of Utah and take a child with them.
  • Primary Physical Custody: Physical custody refers to where a child spends time, specifically where a child sleeps. Primary physical custody means a child spends less than 30% of overnights with one parent. For example, if a child stays overnight with one parent only 100 times per year, then the other parent has primary physical custody. When parents live far apart, or if one parent lives out of state, then one parent will almost always be awarded primary physical custody.
  • Split Custody: Split custody refers to when parents have more than one child, and one parent has primary physical custody of one of the children, and the other parent has primary physical custody of the other child.
There is no “most common” child custody arrangement. Custody and visitation depends on the facts of particular circumstances. Some factors that can affect custody and parent-time are:

  • Who is the primary parent? In other words: who has taken care of the child the most? The primary parent will often have more time with the children after finalization of custody.
  • Has there been domestic violence against a spouse/parent or child? The perpetrator of domestic violence will very often end up with far less custody and enjoy fewer parental rights.
  • Does a parent’s work schedule allow that parent to be with the kids? If a parent has a crazy work schedule (e.g. overnights, lots of extended travel), that might make it almost impossible to spend much time with the kids.
  • Has a parent gone through the adoption process? If someone has not legally adopted a child, that parent very likely has no legal right to custody or parent-time.
  • Has a parent refused to pay child support? If a parent refuses to pay child support, then it’s really difficult for that parent to successfully argue for much parent-time.
  • Is one parent addicted to drugs or alcohol? If one parent is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or has a serious history of drug or alcohol addiction, then that parent may pose a significant safety risk to the child.
  • How close do the parents live? The farther away parents live from each other, the less evenly they can share time with their kids.
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Marco and his team at Brown Family Law are at the top of their game. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them for help with a divorce. They’ve... got your back!read more
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Spencer Phillips
00:54 30 Jun 22
Amber McFee, lawyer at Brown Family Law, LLC, has been the absolute best advocate for me during my divorce! She has kept me informed,... followed through on the work she promised, and ensured that she had my best interest in mind during what was to me a scary and unknown process. I enjoyed working with her and her paralegal, Melanie, and would recommend this group to anyone! Thank you Amber, Melanie, and everyone at Brown Family Law!read more
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20:19 22 Jun 22
Jordan was amazing in helping me in times I needed her! She was also very friendly, caring and compassionate!Thank you Jordan for going... the extra mile!read more
Allen Gerard
Allen Gerard
22:48 17 Jun 22
My experience with Brown family law was extremely good. I needed clarification on child support. Nathaniel was very thorough and asked... specific questions that got my case closed in my favor.read more
Kris Peterson
Kris Peterson
01:36 17 Jun 22
Clay and Melanie are amazing to work with, straight to the point, always on top of what's going on, willing to take time to explain the... process and forward-looking steps. Very Professional and caring of the situations going on.read more
curtis crowton
curtis crowton
16:31 16 Jun 22
Helped me out so much with my Divorce. I was so stressed and anxious but they were able to take care of the craziness that is divorce while... I was able to worry about taking my next steps and getting things taken care of on my end.read more
Belynda Winger
Belynda Winger
23:48 13 Jun 22
I couldn’t ask for better paralegal that reached out to me weekly and provided reassurance and support! Melanie Cramer was the BEST and is... a wonderful person! Thanks for all you did for me and the smiles!read more
Denise Taylor
Denise Taylor
00:11 10 Jun 22
Brown Family Law was excellent during my divorce. There never was a time I felt confused or uncomfortable with anything going on. They are... very professional and you can’t go wrong with them in my opinion.read more
Jared Frisby
Jared Frisby
02:26 07 Jun 22
Jenica and Melanie were amazing to work with. They were so fast with responding to my questions. I would highly recommend working with... Brown Family Lawread more
Kyle Greene
Kyle Greene
21:48 02 Jun 22
Michael Wunderli and Jenica Maxwell were absolutely brilliant in handling my divorce case. Coming in I was very nervous and uneducated... about the process and they provided me the best case outcome I could ever hope for and was able to settle and negotiate the case and finalize my divorce. Highly recommended!Melanie Cramer the paralegal assigned to my case was nothing short of exceptional and diligent in following through every step of the way. She proactively checked in with me every week on my case status and answered all my questions with flying colors. Alot of paperwork was filed and she did a wonderful job ensuring it was accurate and timely.read more
Michael Abram
Michael Abram
15:41 27 May 22
Working with Clay Randle of Brown Family Law was a pleasure, considering the reason I needed a good attorney. Clay was prompt and... considerate in his communications. He never missed a Friday checkin and always returned calls, texts, and emails within a reasonable amount of time. Clay offered excellent advice and was patient with questions and concerns. I found him easy to talk to and always willing to listen. The divorce process is hard, especially if it is antagonistic. But Clay made it bearable and I felt the settlement was appropriate. I would recommend Clay Randle without hesitation.read more
Kerrie Naylor
Kerrie Naylor
20:31 24 May 22
Jenica Maxwell was phenomenal she make sure I was always well informed she was the best at communicating & helpedMe get what I was asking... for, thank you so much Jenicaread more
David Diaz
David Diaz
22:57 20 May 22
I worked with Clay Randle on my divorce and it was an excellent experience! Communication with Clay and his team was top tier. I was never... left wondering what the status was, or what they were working on on my case. They always kept me updated and I felt cared for every step of the way. Highly recommend!read more
Alicia Norwood
Alicia Norwood
16:58 10 May 22
Clay was extremely prompt and professional and made the process as painless as possible. I appreciate his expertise and thoroughness every... step of the way.read more
Meghan Merideth
Meghan Merideth
15:15 02 May 22
Clay Randle was extremely attentive, compassionate and professional through our entire legal process. If I ever need such services again,... I'll know where to go. Thank you!read more
Michael Hollister
Michael Hollister
02:42 01 May 22
Nathaniel was my attorney during a very difficult time I’m my life. He was compassionate, caring, and always professional! I truly admired... the firms ability to communicate and I always knew what was going on. I’d addition, I felt Nathaniel and the firm truly cared about my outcome and always had my best interest at heart. Thank you for making a very difficult time that much easier. I would highly recommend Brown family law. Thank you Nathaniel for your amazing skills and effort in my behalf.read more
Bryan Martin
Bryan Martin
19:49 29 Apr 22
I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am with Brown Family Law! This process was long and strenuous but they kept us on the right track and... moving forward. I’m not sure how we would’ve done this without them. Leilani was amazing! Always kept us in the loop and super easy to get in touch with. Carren was so great! She always relayed our messages to Leilani when needed! This team is worth every penny! Let’s be real folks… legal advice is never cheap but don’t get cheap legal advice!! Go with Brown Family Law!!!read more
Matthew McGregor
Matthew McGregor
19:20 28 Apr 22
Brown Law has been amazing to work with. They're are understandable and treat every situation as if it was their own. When I went in they... had a whole team that work together on my case to make sure nothing was overlooked and I had the best outcome I could. They have been flexible to work with and continue to assist with concerns that I might have willingly. I will always recommend Brown family law.read more
T O
T O
13:41 20 Apr 22
Great attorney, very attentive and informative.
Faisal Waged
Faisal Waged
21:51 18 Apr 22
Amber McFee , you are the best. From constellation to meditation and all in between, the communication and attention to detail was so... reassuring!!! Thanks to all at Brown family law and getting me through the process !!!read more
Jeremy Bostwick
Jeremy Bostwick
15:59 16 Apr 22
Worked with Amber McFee, who did a great job advocating for me with the mediator and also worked to keep my costs down. She also was very... sensitive to the psychosocial dynamics in my case with a large income discrepancy between me and my former spouse.read more
Julia Ellerston
Julia Ellerston
19:08 12 Apr 22
Mr. Garrabrandt, made my experience a lot less painful than I anticipated. He was prompt in responding to all questions and issues that I... had.I highly recommend Brown Family Law to anyone who finds themselves in need of great representation.read more
Conor Jack Yull
Conor Jack Yull
23:54 07 Apr 22
Amber, was my attorney during this process of divorce. She helped me every step of the way. I was unfamiliar with the entire process and... uneasy on how to processed. She worked with me and gave me the proper support to feel confident about the situtation as well as how to fight for the best out come.read more
Brian Dion
Brian Dion
20:56 07 Apr 22
Helpful and efficient are the best words to describe Brown Family Law. Thank you for being there when I needed you. I was happy to have... someone on my side that made me feel heard and at ease through the process. Thank you.read more
Stephanie B
Stephanie B
15:12 31 Mar 22
I really appreciate how Clay worked hard always seemed focused on what was going to be the best outcome for me. He listened to my needs... and wants and crafted our approach to maintain my integrity while at the same time protecting my interests. Our interactions where professional, timely but still very personable. I would recommend his Law services to any of my friends.read more
Cammon Randle
Cammon Randle
23:22 28 Mar 22
Everyone from brown family law has been great !
Paul Williamson
Paul Williamson
20:58 22 Mar 22
They are a great divorce lawyers, they helped and took out the fear and messiness of my divorce.
Merilyn Vincent
Merilyn Vincent
16:46 18 Mar 22
Thanks to Clay, this experience was far less painful than we anticipated. Especially being on the the fathers side of things (I am step... mom). We were seeking to change 50/50 to 60/40. We were worried for years that the mother, a stay-at-home mom, would be favored and even though we had proof of all our concerns and claims, we weren't sure we would be heard and validated. We are a household of 2 full-time, working parents with 2 other children. Clay was great to work with, kept us informed, shared his knowledge of the process, had great communication and got us the results we wanted, majority custody (60/40) and the ability to handle all the medical needs of the child to ensure he gets the care needed. He also was up front and told us what was reasonable. With our specific situation and large amount of documentation we had, he was able to help us resolve our case without mediation or court. He worked well with the opposing attorney and in the end we got the result we were seeking. We looked at many different firms before hiring Brown Family Law and would definitely do it again. In fact, we would have done it sooner had we known the process and how well our odds were with the prepping we had done for years. Seek info sooner, document your concerns, back them up with proof and hire Clay. We are thrilled and there is so much relief for us and our son. Well worth the time and money invested. Billing was also fair and reasonable.read more
Jenico was a pleasure to work with. On top of her game, very friendly and easy to work with. Top-notch communication. I would recommend her... 100%.read more
Bryan Oliver
Bryan Oliver
15:40 12 Mar 22
Brown Family Law was absolutely awesome. I will definitely go back to the should the need ever arise again. They were very professional and... worked to resolve my case quickly. Clay Randle absolutely surpassed all my expectations. Absolutely recommend them.read more
I could not have gone through this divorce without Brown law! They helped me so much and were constantly making sure I was ok. Thank you... for your help. Couldn't have done it without you guys.read more
Kirsten pratt
Kirsten pratt
19:25 07 Mar 22
Brown Family Law really helped me. They work as a team. I went through a difficult mediation but Brown Family Law was able to work... through it and help me get to a fair settlement. I highly recommend Brown Family Law.read more
M Derek Jacobi
M Derek Jacobi
01:01 06 Mar 22
Brown Law and especially Clay Randle were so easy to work with. Clay helped me navigate the crazy divorce train and I trusted him with my... best interests in mind. He advocated for my fairness even when I didn’t want to deal with it. Thank you for helping move past this part of my life.read more
Jamianne Hertel
Jamianne Hertel
23:18 02 Mar 22
Clay was very honest, he could have charged a bunch but he was honest and didn't. They are the best.
Taylor Clifford
Taylor Clifford
19:27 01 Mar 22
During a difficult and stressful time for me Brown Family Law was very supportive and proactively worked my case. I highly recommend them.... They were always very responsive when I had questions and contacted me frequently to make sure I was well taken care of. I am glad I used their services and feel it was well worth the expense.read more
Ben B
Ben B
20:35 25 Feb 22
Clay worked consistently and professionally. I was always well informed as to where things were and he adapted to the style and approach I... wanted to take. He was very clear about options and future considerations in his approach.read more
Mike Trionfo
Mike Trionfo
03:58 23 Feb 22
They made this difficult situation very smooth. I felt very secure with their decisions and hard work and promptness. They are very... compassionate as well!!!! I will recommend this law firm to anyone!!!! Thank you!! EJ I can’t thankyou enough!read more
Karlene Lindberg
Karlene Lindberg
04:12 19 Feb 22
Very professional and attentive. Weekly calls, never missed, with updates and time for questions. Successful mediation.
J H
J H
22:09 15 Feb 22
If you’re looking for an advocate who is knowledgeable, caring, and goes above and beyond then Attorney Marco Brown is your... choice.Attorney Brown consistently excels and delivers. This is the person you want to call.read more
Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich
20:14 11 Feb 22
Brown Law was instructive about my case effective during my mediation.
Daniel Jackson
Daniel Jackson
21:21 30 Jan 22
She helped stand up for me and really looked out for my best interest. She was honest and professional. She made me feel less stressed... about the whole process.read more
Jenny M
Jenny M
15:22 18 Jan 22
Clay did an amazing job with a difficult case. He was very thorough and prompt in communicating each detail concerning my case. I would... highly recommend him to represent you in your caseread more
Daniel Peck
Daniel Peck
17:30 13 Jan 22
Marco is understanding and very professional. He is good at what he does.
Stefany Zamora
Stefany Zamora
23:17 11 Jan 22
Brown Family Law helped me to feel confident and comfortable right from the start. Mr. Garrabrandt helped me every step of the way. He is... very knowable about family law. He was prompt in responding to all questions and issues that I had. He checked in regularly and helped make the process run smoothly. He gives honest advice and won't pressure you into making decisions. I am grateful for the time and advice and work that was done in my behalf. I would recommend Brown Family Law to anyone who finds themselves in need of great representation!read more
Krista T
Krista T
06:28 08 Jan 22
Amber is the attorney you want in your corner. Period. Very pleased and grateful we chose her to work our case. She has gone above and... beyond for us!read more
Cassity Weaver
Cassity Weaver
22:15 06 Jan 22
Amber was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. She was knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. I felt she truly cared... about my case and doing what was right for me and my family. I would highly recommend Brown Family Law and I would definitely seek out Amber's service in the future.read more
Rafferty Bennett
Rafferty Bennett
21:24 06 Jan 22
I had the pleasure to work with Michael Wunderli as my Attorney at Brown Law. Michael is a very dedicated, smart, professional Attorney. He... has a nice, calming, personal touch in dealing with the personal side of this business. He makes sure you feel relaxed, gets to the point to resolve any and all concerns. I will at any time highly recommend Michael; he was a pleasure to work with him as my personal Divorce Attorney.read more
Peter Adrian
Peter Adrian
17:18 05 Jan 22
A company I advise is concerned about legal implications of a divorce of a significant shareholder. Clay Randle answered all of my... questions and put me at ease about the whole situation. I hope we don't need further advice, but if we do, Clay would be the one we would call again.read more
Jeff Hanson
Jeff Hanson
23:47 27 Dec 21
I had a consult with Clay Randle who has been generously accessible during the holidays. I found his advice to be extremely professional... and helpful for assisting me with issues around a colleague going through a divorce and potential impacts on a business in which we are both shareholders. Clay knows the issues, knew alot about the attorneys and judges involved, and coached me how to navigate through the process. I highly recommend him and Brown Family Law.read more
Joseph Hanson
Joseph Hanson
23:30 27 Dec 21
I am very happy with whole team at brown family law, especially Nathaniel. He did a great job for me and I was able to walk away from my... mediation with a fair situation. He was very responsive and made himself available whenever I needed him. He was very knowledgeable and gave me great guidance into making the best decision.read more
Erwin Davila
Erwin Davila
22:26 17 Dec 21
Clay was an amazing support throughout this whole process. I am so grateful to have found such a knowledgeable attorney. He walked me... through every step and answered all my questions along the way. I highly recommend him to anyone who feels overwhelmed like I did.read more
Molly Rosenlund
Molly Rosenlund
18:05 17 Dec 21
They went above and beyond what I was expecting. Weekly updates was really helpful knowing they were looking into and taking time to get... things done the right way. Brown family law even sent me an edible arrangement when my grandpa passed away.read more
Dustin Ricks
Dustin Ricks
04:24 07 Dec 21
Clay Randle with Brown law is the best! I’ll start off with my ex wife supposedly had the “best” lawyer in the state known as a “bully”... I’ll just say that after fighting a Temporary restraining order, a false protective order and parent time, we came out on top! Clay is very knowledgeable and always has your back. The biggest thing I learned was that I went against his advice a few times and it came back to bite me! All of you scared fathers out there, you don’t need to be afraid! Hire these guys and they will always have your best interests and your back all the time! I couldn’t be happier with them!read more
Shane Call
Shane Call
02:14 04 Dec 21
I have really enjoyed working with Brown Law. Everyone has been incredibly helpful when we’ve needed it! We’ve been working with Michael... Wunderli and he was great to work with! He was able to help my husband and I get custody of our nephew, who was in foster care at the time! He was very communicative and professional, but also personable. He really cares about his clients and getting the best outcomes. We are so grateful for the work that he put in to helping us and guiding us through the things that we needed to do as well.read more
Carley Lehauli
Carley Lehauli
16:41 03 Dec 21
This firm is absolutely amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone needing assistance with any family matter. We've been working with Michael... Wunderli on getting our nephew back from foster care, with his help we were able to get him out and be a family again! From the front desk to their attorneys, everyone has been professional and so kind, they really make the effort to make sure you felt cared about the moment you walk in. Thank you Brown Family Law!!!read more
Gordon Lehauli
Gordon Lehauli
16:35 03 Dec 21
Fast results, and very friendly. Always met my needs.
Libra8642
Libra8642
22:34 02 Dec 21
My interactions with Marco and Brown Family Law have been nothing but amazing. The considerate communication and attention to detail was... much appreciated. I have full trust in the extensive knowledge and experience of the whole team. When working with them, I've never felt more comfortable and confident in knowing my best interests are at the forefront of the task at hand.read more
Erika Beeson
Erika Beeson
13:09 02 Dec 21
They worked hard to accommodate our unique situation and efficiently resolved my case. I was very happy with their service.
Stacia Sanders
Stacia Sanders
23:16 08 Nov 21
Leilani made this experience so easy , I am thankful for her and the firm.
Alex Ortiz
Alex Ortiz
16:56 08 Nov 21
Clay was a pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable and compassionate. Highly recommended!
Crystal Woodsum
Crystal Woodsum
14:32 04 Nov 21
I'm so glad I worked with Brown Family Law on my divorce. They have a great no-nonsense approach and were responsive and proactive on my... behalf. They have a knowledgeable and professional team with a stellar track record. I received great council and support whenever needed and they made sure things were taken care of in a timely manner and that I knew what next steps were all along the way. Highly recommend!read more
Jessica Blackham
Jessica Blackham
21:08 13 Oct 21
Clay and everyone at the firm were great and easy to deal with. My questions were answered and if I need them in the future, I will be... using them.read more
Alan Hittle
Alan Hittle
22:04 04 Oct 21
I was nervous going into mediation, but when I met Michael in person he put me at ease. Michael did everything possible to help resolve... this marriage in the shortest time possible. Hopefully I won't need the services again, but if I do I'll certainly use them again. I will also recommend you to my friends and family.read more
Jeanne Randall
Jeanne Randall
06:13 25 Sep 21
I used three different lawyers during my very lengthy and very messy divorce. When I came across Brown Law I was starting to lose hope that... anyone would be able to help me through this giant mess of a separation and custody. Nathaniel was absolutely incredible. I can’t find enough wonderful words to express my gratitude for everything he did for me and my son during my divorce/custody battle. He was on top of everything, I could call him at any time and get answers, he actually LISTENED to my concerns and helped me achieve the best possible outcome for my son and I. Brown Law contacts every single Wednesday to check in and just see how you’re doing with everything and Nathaniel made it a point to contact me every single Friday to see if I had any questions or concerns about the case. I would recommend Brown Law and especially Nathaniel to anyone going through a divorce. He was able to achieve in less than a year what two other attorneys weren’t able to do in two years. He’s extremely professional, understanding, intelligent, empathic and helpful. Thank you so much Nathaniel and Brown Law!read more
JD K3
JD K3
14:22 15 Sep 21
For several years I was married to a lawyer and found it impossible to find representation. Brown Family Law was recommended much later... when an alimony issue arose. I have never been heard, respected, and honored like I was with Brown. My voice counted! I was kept informed weekly and questions and input was welcomed. I give Brown Family Law and Nathaniel Garrabrandt the highest of praise.read more
Miriam Bugden
Miriam Bugden
23:26 14 Sep 21
Brown Family Law represented me better than I could have ever hoped. Nathaniel was extremely sharp and on point.It was an insanely... difficult time in my life and they definitely helped with the burden and stress.I felt my case got the attention it deserved, far better than any other law firm I've used before, and the only one I'd consider using for future matters.read more
Danny Levesk
Danny Levesk
00:13 26 Aug 21
Everyone at this firm was wonderful to work with while navigating a very difficult moment in my life. While my divorce was fairly simple... and straight forward, they still communicated with me every single week via text or email...Just to check in with me. They handled everything seamlessly, and they made me feel listened to and taken care of throughout the whole process. The flat fee for the divorce is a game-changer. I didn't have to stress about the needing to email or talk to my lawyer because I was guaranteed a flat fee and a refund if that fee wasn't used in full. I ended up getting almost $2,000 back because they were so efficient. I highly recommend their services.read more
Mary Ward
Mary Ward
02:20 21 Aug 21
Clay was absolutely professional and courteous. He spoke to me like I mattered and was just not would definitely recommend Clay to any of... my friends that may go through the unfortunate experience of divorce.read more
Mike Romano
Mike Romano
13:42 18 Aug 21
Leilani and her partners helped me overcome a major obstacle in my case. They were quick to respond and take action in the beginning of my... case, and made sure I was protected the entire way. Thank you!read more
Ana Harding
Ana Harding
19:33 06 Aug 21
Nathaniel and Shauna were wonderful. I was recommended Brown Law from a friend who recently went through divorce. I appreciated how well I... was communicated with and that I was able to ask all the questions I needed to about the process and how things needed to work out. I was given all the options for each situation that came up. Nathaniel helped me to weigh the pros and cons of each situation that came up so that I could make good decisions. He was never too busy to walk me through situations or answer questions. I highly recommend Brown Law.read more
Cat UT
Cat UT
19:34 05 Aug 21
Excellent lawyer firm. I found them on Google and based on the reviews, I selected this firm to represent me in my divorce. The reviews... were true, and the firm is great. Very supportive of my rights especially as a father in this day. My lawyer, Leilani Whitmer, was great. She was understanding of my situation, professionally presented me with options throughout my case, and respected my decisions. I always felt in control of my case. I would get weekly phone calls from my attorney with updates. Some calls lasted one minute while others lasted several. I also got text messages from the assistant during the week asking if I needed anything. They were great and copied me on all items filed so I was always in the loop. Their rates are on the higher end, but like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Even though the rates are high, there were very conscientious about my budget and worked with me to ensure our time was used effectively. Also, I love that their firm ONLY does family law. That is a really good sign that shows they specialized in family law as they do not need to go elsewhere to get work. I would definitely recommend Brown Family Law.read more
David Salazar
David Salazar
15:45 04 Aug 21
Clay Randle at Brown Family Law was great! Concise, focused, excellent advice. Would definitely work with Clay and Brown Law again.
Wade McCartney
Wade McCartney
23:44 30 Jul 21
Sound advice. Great communication. Excellent support while navigating a difficult situation.
Rex Broderick
Rex Broderick
23:24 24 Jul 21
Used these guys for my divorce. Clayton and the team was truly awesome! After care too was great! Thank you
We were very happy with Clay at Brown Law! He is professional and very knowledgeable. If you need a family lawyer, he is your guy.
Amber Worthington
Amber Worthington
05:11 07 Jul 21
Getting responses from my husband and his attorney has been challenging. Brown Family Law has persevered, been very supportive and helped... to move this forward.read more
Noleen Warrick
Noleen Warrick
21:36 30 Jun 21
I am so glad God directed me to Brown Law and Clay Randle. I chose another lawyer initial from a family recommendation. But being in a... different county he was somewhat uncomfortable representing me in my county and being familiar with the legal system judges and commissioners we might interact with during the divorce. He recommended Clay at Brown Law and I couldn't be happier. I felt it was meant to be. Clay was professional, extremely knowledgeable about the people involved and the process, and provided precise information about the process, the issues involved, risks, and outcomes throughout my divorce proceedings. He and his team (Jodi and Lei) provided weekly communication and checking in on me throughout and provided clear understanding of all the paperwork and documents that I needed to supply and sign. Clay took away a lot of the stress, worry, and fear of my divorce and delivered exactly what he said he would, and things went better than I expected. He is tough, up front, kept his cool, and handled things exceptionally well. I would recommend him or anyone at Brown Law for your divorce. You won't regret it.read more
Merrick Fonnesbeck
Merrick Fonnesbeck
22:42 21 Jun 21
Brown Law provided a great service to me and my family. Marco was very open and honest during our consult and he was very personable and... genuine when we met in person. EJ was my personal attorney and he did a great job. He was very open, honest and understanding of your position. He was very realistic.All interaction with Brown Law, wether it be with Jodi or Lei, they were all amazing to contact and take your information on a personal level and make you feel apart of them. All the attorneys have an exemplary background with a multitude of experience and stock in your business. They provide plenty of experienced attorneys to handle several cases, but balance them perfectly to be able to connect on a personal level with each client. Marco’s attorneys make it a priority to be invested in your matter and take the time to know your case intimately. I am very happy and proud that I chose to have Brown Law represent me during my divorce proceeding and I am happy that I went with the high recommendation that was given to me by Nelson Jones, PLLC.Respectfully and much gratitude,Matt Boucherread more
Matt Boucher
Matt Boucher
05:21 25 May 21
They are a great team that cares about getting the best possible result in a very difficult process. Custody battles are so hard to go... through and EJ and Jodi did an excellent job leading me to the finish line. I couldn’t be happier now that I get to spend more precious time with my kids.read more
Michael Crowther
Michael Crowther
05:10 25 May 21
Nathaniel at Brown law was my attorney when I had to revisit parent time and child support changes. He made the process easy to understand... and was extremely knowledgable and helpful at all times. I am really happy with the end result and would definitely use Brown Law again if needed!read more
Vanessa Spencer
Vanessa Spencer
18:07 24 May 21
Clay and his team were wonderful to work with. They were knowledgeable, professional, personable and provided exceptional communication... along the way. The team took away all the stress and worry and at the end delivered the exact results desired. Couldn't recommend them more.read more
Tara Jones
Tara Jones
23:48 18 May 21
I highly recommend Brown Law. My daughter was in need of help with family law. The whole office is supportive. Attorney Leilani Whitmer is... smart, patient, caring and works hard for you.read more
Leilani helped me with my paternity case which was a messy situation from the get go. She is very professional and always showed up... prepared. They backed me for a year and a half and I ultimately ended up getting the time I deserve with my son. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who needs a good family law lawyer.read more
Chris Martinez
Chris Martinez
11:08 17 May 21
Nathaniel Garrabrandt and the team at Brown Law were strong and firm advocates in helping me defend my right to parent time. My ex-wife was... seeking to reduce my parent time with meritless accusations and legal arguments that lacked foundation. Nathaniel helped guide me through the process of rebuffing the personal and legal attack of my ex-wife until finally she realized she had a lot to lose if the case went to trial. She offered to settle and dismiss the case. Nathaniel helped negotiate a settlement that reduce my financial obligations and ensured that my ex-wife could not bring a frivolous and meritless case against me in the future. I recommend the services of Brown Law.read more
Jake Scott
Jake Scott
14:46 07 May 21
I appreciated working with Brown Law through my divorce. They were attentive, professional and have an understanding of what my needs... were.I was referred to Brown Law and I would refer anyone to them for any family law services.John, Clay and Jody make a great team!read more
Ted Kingston
Ted Kingston
15:54 04 May 21
Awesome divorce group! Marco and Michael are terrific!
Larry Jacobs
Larry Jacobs
01:53 24 Apr 21
Marco was great to discuss my current case with. He took the time to understand our individual needs and was able to answer all our... questions.read more
Matt McPherson
Matt McPherson
14:34 18 Mar 21
They fixed everything wrong that my 1st Attorney has SCREWED UP! I only wish that i had gound them FIRST! Their staff checked on me and... updated me weekly! Great Communication frim a Lawyer is unheard of. These guys excelled at that!read more
JD Erickson
JD Erickson
02:56 18 Mar 21
Michael Wunderli helped us through a sensitive family situation. He was amazing! He was very responsive and willing to work with us. He... was proactive and very professional and worked hard on a resolution that was best for everyone. I was impressed with how quickly this situation was able to be resolved and I absolutely recommend this attorney and firm. Thank you.read more
Melissa Gardner
Melissa Gardner
19:08 11 Mar 21
Nathaniel is a very diligent and patient person. His professionalism is bar none. He helped me with a very complex divorce involving... multiple properties and assisted with getting me back with my children. He fought for my rights as a father and navigated the legal system like a seasoned professional. In the end, I got what is fair and just, when dealing with someone that tried to take EVERYTHING. Everyone I dealt with at Brown Law was very responsive and made sure I was being taken care of. I can not thank them enough for the exceptional work and helping me in such a difficult time. Thank you.read more
Johnny Clayton
Johnny Clayton
17:37 03 Mar 21
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Brown Law for the enormous care and love I received during my divorce case. And above... all my special thanks to Clay Randle the leading attorney for the tremendous work he did, during my prolonged divorce case. Clay was very proactive and professional. Brown Law is a five star divorce law firm, they make you feel like a family. I would highly recommend Brown Law to anyone who deserves a five star representation. Keep up the excellent work !!!Emmanuelread more
Emmanuel Eke-Ukoh
Emmanuel Eke-Ukoh
02:03 19 Feb 21
A divorce is always a difficult thing to experience. Brown Law was an excellent choice for me. They made the process easy to understand.... My lawyer, EJ, was terrific. He called me weekly to discuss my case and keep me informed of its progress. Jodi emailed me weekly. She responded to my questions quickly and relayed messages to EJ when I needed to reach him. I would highly recommend this firm to someone going through a divorce.read more
Marilyn MaGann
Marilyn MaGann
21:56 04 Feb 21
I didn't ever WANT to seek out a professional for legal services, but life had other plans. I'm so glad I came across Brown Law. My lawyer... was Clay Randle and he did an amazing job preparing me for my case. Divorce is a highly emotional process and Clay really did a good job at being both a legal realist as well as a personal cheerleader for me. I would recommend Brown Law to anyone seeking to enter the gloomy world of divorce. At least you'll have a professional, experienced lawyer on your side.read more
Tara
Tara
21:46 22 Jan 21
I worked with Brown Law for a custody modification. Clay and his team were very responsive and professional. These guys definitely work... effectively to reach favorable results to keep attorney costs low. Highly recommend. Thanks Brown Law!read more
Court Curtis
Court Curtis
18:16 11 Jan 21
I gave Brown Law the worst possible start from which to help me with my case- I tried to self represent before hiring them, did poorly, and... then consulted and hired one or two days before my next hearing. Despite that, that hearing and the subsequent one after went incredibly well, yielding me so much better results than I could have anticipated or was ready to believe. EJ and the team worked over the holidays, responding instantly to inquiries from the court in a way that really saved my bacon on the day of my hearing. I am incredibly thankful for them and can't recommend this firm highly enough. I hope I don't need help of this nature in the future, but if I do, I have no question that I will use them gladly.read more
Keith Baskett
Keith Baskett
22:03 06 Jan 21
The best lawyers that I’ve ever worked with. They are very efficient. I was surprised how they got my case done so fast. When I read the... reviews I thought that they would be good but not the best. But somehow they are.The best ever. I worked with Nathaniel and he was amazing.Thank you so much for your help.read more
Soares Soares
Soares Soares
00:47 03 Dec 20
I have been with Brown Law with Jon as my attorney for nearly five years. Jon has gotten me through a very complicated divorce and very... messy custody issues. Jon👏🏼knows👏🏼his👏🏼stuff👏🏼!!! He handles everything so professionally and efficiently!! Not only is he a top notch attorney but the whole team is genuine and kind. They always made me feel like they care about me personally and are always upbeat! I would hands down recommend Jon to anyone looking for an attorney!!! Worth every penny!read more
Heidi Pace
Heidi Pace
14:41 21 Nov 20
Clay Randle was my lawyer and he did an excellent job! Very attentive and a good listener. He was quick to respond to my questions and... made the process as painless as possible. I would highly recommend him!read more
Collin Liston
Collin Liston
20:01 20 Nov 20
During my divorce, Brown Law was there for me. Clay called every week as promised and I was impressed with the professionalism that he... had. He helped me during a difficult time and got me the best settlement possible. Thanks for everything you are the best and i would recommend you to anyone who is considering a divorce.read more
grant goeckeritz
grant goeckeritz
17:51 12 Nov 20
Fabulous! I was very well taken care of! Thank You Brown Law!!
Trisha Evans
Trisha Evans
19:35 10 Nov 20
Estuve luchando por mi divorcio casi dos años, con diferentes abogados ninguno de estos tenía respuesta favorables para mi caso.. tome... la decision de buscar un nuevo abogado y Google me mostró Brown law group, Me puse en contacto con Mario Arras y Nathaniel Garrabrandt. Desde la primera cita ellos me mostraron profesionalismo, honestidad, respeto,sin miedo a luchar por mis derechos, en menos de dos meses ya tenían mi caso resuelto y con resultados favorables para mi.¡GRACIAS MARIO!¡GRACIAS NATHANIEL!read more
Alicia Rascon Gomez
Alicia Rascon Gomez
04:44 06 Nov 20
Clay at brown law was very kind and professional. He took action right away and within less than two weeks. My divorce was final. Thank... you Clay. And thank you brown law for the fast and very friendly serviceread more
Tina Skowron
Tina Skowron
16:42 05 Nov 20
I contacted Marci Brown after seeing his informative posts on Tik Tok. Regarding a divorce case. I scheduled a consult with him. He was... very honest with us about our case and what the cost would be. He suggested a couple other attorney's that would be more in our price range for our type of case. I appreciated the fact that he didn't try to lead us with false expectations. The $250.00 consult fee is worth it!!!read more
Gary Conrad
Gary Conrad
17:59 17 Oct 20
Going through a divorce is never easy! But Brown Law made it so much easier for me. I had the privilege to have Clay Randle as my attorney.... He was amazing! He made sure all my questions and concerns were met. The process was ver clear and simple. It was hard finding a group that would really fight for me. Brown Law was the first group I felt that would actually fight for me. I was beyond happy and pleased with Brown Law and will always recommend using them.read more
Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith
15:47 08 Oct 20
Really thankful for Brown Law during this challenging time. They helped us arrive at a non-contested settlement, providing both... transparency and empathy along the way. Once agreements were made the process was smooth and quick and we have been able to move on to the next step in our lives. Thank you!read more
Ryan Debenham
Ryan Debenham
22:59 02 Oct 20
From start to finish, my experience meeting with Marco was phenomenal. He was personable and professional and immediately started working... to put me at ease and make sure I understood entirely my predicament while being plain and sticking to layman terms so that I never felt left out. He also went above and beyond my expectations, taking the entirety of my situation into account - not just what I was originally coming in for. Highly recommended, especially for fathers who are confused and frustrated or afraid.read more
Scott Cooley
Scott Cooley
00:20 02 Oct 20
Brown law made the divorce process for me very easy and understandable. It's one of those things that I hope I never will have to utilize... their services again, but if I do... I will call Brown law first thing.read more
Ian Eddy
Ian Eddy
18:18 22 Sep 20
Brown Law helped reduce the stress of a stressful situation.
Jeremy Rhoades
Jeremy Rhoades
12:35 09 Sep 20
I could not be more satisfied with Brown Law. They made the process as smooth as could be given the situation. Clay was great! I was always... informed and up to date throughout the whole process. Thank you Brown Law!read more
chris bingham
chris bingham
18:21 01 Sep 20
Brown Law, absolutely excellent in all ways. Thank you Thomas.
David Doane
David Doane
20:38 24 Aug 20
I am very pleased with the end result regarding my recent experience with the Brown Law LLC! Brown Law LLC, my Attorney Thomas A. Gunter... and Office Manager/Paralegal, Jodi Jex were very Professional and Results Oriented! Brown Law, LLC has a very good system regarding the request of pertinent Documents throughout the Legal Process. My Attorney Thomas A. Gunter was proactive and utilized big-picture foresight that he had gained from his past Practical Experience. Jodi Jex always responded promptly and provided clear direction regarding information needed along with upcoming deadlines. Both Thomas and Jodi had excellent people skills. The Firm's Fee charged for the Value Provided was extremely reasonable!read more
Greg Chiti
Greg Chiti
03:07 10 Aug 20
I absolutely recommend this law firm, clay was my attorney and his assistant and him always kept me updated, it was always easy to get... ahold of them, they definitely made The process stress free.read more
ruth guerra
ruth guerra
18:09 03 Aug 20
Great team to work with from the initial consultation with Marco through a successful outcome with Jon, and great support by Jodi. I would... highly recommend this firm.read more
jim austin
jim austin
16:39 24 Jul 20
Friendly people and great service.
Daniel Clark
Daniel Clark
14:52 23 Jul 20
I had a very pleasant initial consultation with Marco Brown.. Right off the bat I got the impression that he has the best interest of the... kid/kids in mind and what is best for them (if there are kids involved). Straight to the point and very knowledgeable! Looking forward to Marco representing me in the near future.read more
Casey Billings
Casey Billings
04:18 15 Jul 20
Clay Randall of Brown Law was very professional and responsive to all my questions and concerns. I never felt lost, but always felt... someone guiding and informing me about all my options. I was always updated in advance to any action taken in my behalf or by the opposition. They fully gained my trust after seeing that they were very knowledgeable, competent and mainly had an assertive attitude to bring the results I hoped for. I fully recommend them.read more
Caesar Falcon
Caesar Falcon
21:17 30 Jun 20
John was great help during the whole process. Anytime I had a question he was able to give me a clear answer. He worked with what I wanted... and helped me to get what I wanted.read more
Tory Tyme
Tory Tyme
19:54 29 Jun 20
I had a straightforward case for modifying my divorce decree and Brown Law was very professional and responsive. They helped me file... everything I needed with the court and charged me a fair price for their services for which they were very upfront leaving me with no bad surprises. I would definitely do business with them in the future.read more
Kevin Steffensen
Kevin Steffensen
01:14 28 May 20
Working with Clay Randle of Brown Law to facilitate my divorce was a good experience. He was attentive to my case and very knowledgeable.
Rj Shannon
Rj Shannon
18:38 26 May 20
Amazing staff and got everything I needed done. We worked with them for two separate custody cases.
Victoria Rhea
Victoria Rhea
06:17 25 May 20
Brown Law was excellent in assisting me with my divorce case. Clay Randle was the team member I worked with and was not only professional... and thorough, but ensured we got the results desired in mediation as well as correspondence following up with details after everything was finalized. Highly recommend.read more
Kirby Wood
Kirby Wood
22:25 20 May 20
We worked with Clay on 2 cases and I cant say enough good things about this place. The communication and passion is top notch and we got... the outcome we wanted. Thank you Brown Law!read more
Nick Olsen
Nick Olsen
19:22 05 May 20
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Marco Brown Divorce attorney Marco Brown, founded the law offices of Brown Family Law, LLC in Salt Lake City, in 2010. In 2015, he was awarded Utah’s Outstanding Family Law Lawyer of the Year as voted on by the Utah Bar Association. He was the youngest attorney to ever win that honor.

Before I came to Utah and won divorce attorney of the year, I grew up in a small village in Alaska called Cold Bay. My grandmother was an educator and professor. Because of her example, I always knew he would get a Ph.D. or professional degree, like a JD or an MBA. Being a lawyer fit my personality and my desire to help people, so I decided to go to law school where I graduated with distinction.

After law school, I worked at a law firm doing personal injury work. I defended insurance companies in car accident cases, worker compensation cases, slip-and-fall cases, etc. It was a terrible experience, and I only worked there for eighteen months before I left and moved to Utah in 2010 so my wife could pursue her doctorate in vocal performance.

2010 was not a good year for attorneys. Large firms of all kinds were shutting down because of the Great Recession. It was in this environment that I decided to open up my own law firm. In the beginning, I did everything: criminal defense, personal injury, family law, business litigation.

I also took cases all over the state: Utah County, Salt Lake, Vernal, St. George, Moab, Logan. I did anything and everything, everywhere. It was a classic mistake attorneys make, being a jack of all trades and master of none. Quickly, though, I realized my calling was to help families with divorce and child custody cases, so I stopped doing everything else and focused on family law cases.

Leaving criminal defense and personal injury and focusing exclusively on divorce was the best decision I have ever made. Now my legal team and I have one of the most comprehensive systems in the U.S. for helping our clients through the divorce process.

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