Utah Divorce Blog

What Brennan’s and Bananas Foster Can Teach Divorce Attorneys about Website Marketing

By | 2017-10-18T12:35:22+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Attorney Marketing|

I recently attended the Clio Cloud Conference 2017 in New Orleans. I’ve never been to New Orleans. While I was there, I figured out a couple things about the city: It’s beautifully dumpy. It has the best food of any city in America. Honestly, I ate better in New Orleans than New York, San Francisco, Seattle, [...]

What Happens if my Child’s Birthday Falls on a Utah Holiday like Christmas or Thanksgiving?

By | 2017-10-18T10:27:23+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Child Custody|

When people divorce, holidays become a real issue.Holidays’ after divorce elicit questions, “Where will we go for Thanksgiving?” — primarily because there is no “we” anymore. It elicits questions like: “Whose holiday is it with the kids?”; “Do we have enough time to go out of town?”; and “Should I trade this holiday for that holiday [...]

Do Veteran Disability Benefits Count as Income for Utah Child Support?

By | 2017-10-16T07:53:08+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Child Custody|

You would think that figuring out income for Utah child support would be easy, right? Like everything in the law, it’s not as easy as it should be. Something things are included, and some things aren’t. For instance, wages up to a forty-hour-per week job count, but not wages from a second twenty-hour-week job. On the [...]

5 Myths about Utah Alimony

By | 2017-10-12T14:42:55+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Alimony|

I love the internet. I’m on it way too much, probably. The internet is a great repository of all sort of useful knowledge (e.g., when does the nearest Chase Bank close, when’s the next showing of Star Wars, how many calories does a quarter pounder with cheese have, etc.). What the internet is not is a [...]

Thanksgiving Holiday 2017: How it Works for Utah’s Divorced Parents

By | 2017-10-10T12:12:15+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Child Custody|

In my world, there is a hierarchy of holidays. July 4th is alright (not much of a fireworks guy) and Christmas is okay. Then there’s Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving. Food. Football. Family. It’s such a beautiful, chill day. When you’re divorced with kids in Utah, however, Thanksgiving becomes a bit more complicated. There are parent-time and [...]

We’ve Been Separated for Years; Will I Still Get Alimony?

By | 2017-10-06T09:27:17+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Alimony|

Marriages come in all shapes and sizes, as it were. Usually, people live together until they decide to separate for good, then they rather quickly file for divorce and get the process started. Other times, people simply split up and stay married. This can go on for years, sometimes more than a decade. At some point, [...]

What Is a Parent-Time Evaluation?

By | 2017-10-05T11:27:29+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Child Custody|

I’ve written previously about Utah child custody evaluations (some examples are here, here, and here). As the name implies, a custody evaluation looks at child custody (i.e., who should have the kids most of the time and who should make big decisions for the kids), but it’s not the only type of evaluation out there. There’s also [...]

2017 Clio Cloud Conference-Day 2

By | 2017-09-27T17:00:09+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Surf the net and lose your trust funds? Cybercrime and law firms-Ian Hu Law firms are appealing targets for fraud because we have large sums of money and not much security. Denial of service. Deadly sins of cybercrime: greed, trust, fear, ignorance, curiosity, anger Greed is pretty self-explanatory (if it’s money and to good to be true, [...]

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If I Ask to Change Custody in a Divorce Modification, Will I Pay for the Custody Evaluation?

By | 2017-09-27T16:46:50+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Child Custody|

A good rule of thumb is that you want to get everything right in your divorce decree. Otherwise, you need to modify child custody in your divorce decree, which can be difficult to do. Courts don’t like to modify custody (they don’t want to ping pong kids), and people fight hard against modifications. So, if you [...]

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Who Pays for a Custody Evaluation in Utah?

By | 2017-09-26T08:09:25+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Child Custody|

A very wise man once said, “Money is a litmus test.” In Utah divorces that include child custody evaluations, this saying couldn’t be truer. A custody evaluation is necessary when people can’t agree on custody and parent-time. In situations like this, the court wants an expert to weigh in on things, and that’s what a custody [...]

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