Utah Divorce Blog

How Long Does a Utah Divorce Usually Take?

By | 2018-05-14T17:06:50+00:00 May 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 [...]

Does Utah Have a Waiting Period for Divorce?

By | 2018-05-14T16:50:28+00:00 May 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 [...]

Rosen Institute Conference in Las Vegas-5.7.18

By | 2018-05-08T00:58:25+00:00 May 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 | 2018-05-01T15:04:11+00:00 May 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 clients. So, [...]

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What Does it Cost to File for Divorce in Utah?

By | 2018-05-01T15:02:08+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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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Does Mileage Reimbursement Count as Income for Child Support and Alimony in Utah?

By | 2018-04-24T16:15:26+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Support|

In Utah, people get paid in all sorts of interesting ways. Sometimes they get money. Sometimes they get benefits. Sometimes they get stuff. And sometimes they get paid mileage reimbursement. Mileage is designed to reimburse for the wear and tear on your car. That’s not how people use it, though. They never set aside that money [...]

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Does Per Diem Count as Income for Child Support and Alimony?

By | 2018-04-24T16:00:00+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Support|

In Utah, people get paid in all sorts of interesting ways. Sometimes they get money. Sometimes they get benefits. Sometimes they get stuff. And sometimes they get paid per diem. Per diem, technically, is supposed to reimburse an employee for travel expenses, e.g.: food, hotels, gas, etc. But, often, instead of spending money on per diem, [...]

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