Utah Divorce Blog

Do BAH and BAS Count Toward Child Support and Alimony?

By |2018-06-25T13:57:46+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody|

Have you ever tried to read a military member’s pay stub? It’s a mess. There are a thousand different numbers, and determining actual compensation is difficult. All of this leads to confusion about what items are counted as income for child support and alimony when military personnel divorce. When doing military divorces and trying to determine [...]

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I Make more Money than my Husband; Will I Pay him Alimony?

By |2018-06-25T14:01:38+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Alimony|

Sarah married Tom about ten years ago. They have a couple kids and a home, and that means both she and Tom work. Over the years, Sarah’s done well at her job and she makes $65,000 per year. Tom — not so much. He’s bounced from job to job. Maybe he works for year, maybe 3 [...]

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How Long Does a Utah Divorce Usually Take?

By |2018-06-25T14:03:19+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

There’s an old joke about lawyers that goes a little something like this: “When you ask an attorney any question, the answer is always the same: ‘It depends.’” There’s a lot of truth in that joke. Personally, I always tell people “it depends” when they ask how long a divorce will take, because, honestly, it really [...]

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Does Utah Have a Waiting Period for Divorce?

By |2018-06-25T14:04:39+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

So, the Utah Legislature doesn’t like divorce. And to show how much it doesn’t like divorce, Utah used to have a 90-day divorce waiting period. On May 8, 2018, the Utah Legislature shortened the 90-day waiting period to 30 days. So, now a divorce can be finalized 30 days after it’s filed. In reality, it’ll probably [...]

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Rosen Institute Conference in Las Vegas-5.7.18

By |2018-05-08T00:58:25+00:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Attorney Marketing|

We need to focus on the upper middle income and upper income, because others simply can’t afford us There will be increasing pressure on the upper middle income, so be on the top of that market, be the big winner Rosen’s Rules: marketing Alice (speaking at companies, lunches, marketing in private schools), union liaison for police [...]

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How Does Brown Law Communicate with Clients?

By |2018-06-01T10:04:16+00:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

One of the most common complaints we hear from people about Utah divorce attorneys is they don’t communicate. Believe me, we understand the problem. Many divorce attorneys won’t return our calls either. I’d like to think they communicate better with their clients, but I know that’s not true. Often, they communicate worse with their [...]

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What Does it Cost to File for Divorce in Utah?

By |2018-05-01T15:02:08+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The filing fee for a divorce in Utah is $310. When you file, there is an $8 fee that you have to pay to the Utah Vital Records Department as well. So, the true cost to file is $318. Now, there are also costs associated with serving court documents. See, once you file your divorce [...]

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What Costs Do We Share when We Have 50/50 Custody in Utah?

By |2018-04-26T08:44:09+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Child Custody, Child Support|

50/50 custody is becoming more popular in Utah, although, it’s far from the norm. The more popular it becomes, the more people have questions about how 50/50 works in real life. One question that comes up regarding 50/50 custody is: what costs do we share when we have 50/50 custody? The answer is: quite a few. [...]

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Do I Pay Utah Child Support when We Share 50/50 Custody?

By |2018-04-25T18:13:06+00:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: Child Custody|

When parents share 50/50 custody, they assume there won’t be any child support. This makes sense because you figure that if you share everything equally, there’s no need to pay child support. Only problem is that’s not how it works in real life. Child support doesn’t belong to a parent. Instead it belongs to the child. [...]

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