Utah Divorce Blog

I’m Getting Divorced; What Should I Do with the Cash in our Safe?

By |March 16th, 2019|Categories: Property Division|

Lots of families have safes in their homes. They keep all sorts of things in them, like: guns, jewelry, birth certificates and other documents, and, most importantly, cash. This makes sense. You don’t want a bunch of cash floating around your house where anyone can take it. And cash is great. My family and I are [...]

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My Spouse Is Violent and I Want to Leave the Home; How Do I Keep Myself Safe?

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

I speak with a lot of people who are suffering through domestic violence in their marriage. Most of them are women, but a large portion are men. What they all have in common is this: they want the violence to stop. That usually means they leave their abuser and then get divorced. If they don’t, the [...]

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New Guardianship Procedures for Guardianship Cases in Salt Lake City

By |February 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

I don't normally do this, but the Third District Court in Salt Lake is changing its procedures for guardianships. Since there are a lot of people who do guardianships of a minor or guardianships of an incapacitated adult without an attorney, I thought this update might be helpful. Here is the email from the court about [...]

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My Ex Picks up my Daughter at School when It’s not his Time; what Can I Do?

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody|

You go to the school to pick up your daughter. You do this every day, and you have for years. Today, you drive in the parking lot and go to the pick-up areas. Your daughter isn’t there at the pick-up point. You know why. Your ex has done this before. He’s been on a powerplay over [...]

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Utah Has a new Divorce Rule: Utah Rule of Civil Procedure 109

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Look, I know rules of civil procedure aren’t sexy. In fact, they’re down right boring. Heck, most people (including many lawyers) don’t know they exist. What they do is tell Utah divorce lawyers how a case should proceed. That’s about it. But here’s the thing: the rules of civil procedure are seriously important. If your attorney [...]

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I’m Going Through Divorce and My Spouse just Died; What Do I Do?

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

After years, you finally decided to divorce. That was a difficult decision. And going through divorce wasn’t much easier. It never is. Then, one day in the middle of your divorce, you get a call. The person calling tells you your spouse died of a freak accident/drunk driving/drug overdose/heart attack/whatever. You’re devastated. Your kids are devastated. [...]

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Marco Polo and Utah Divorce

By |February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Everyone knows that technology always changes. Not a day goes by that there aren’t 1700 new apps to download and play with. Almost none of them actually become popular, though, so we never get to know them or remember their names. Marco Polo seems to be an exception. Marco Polo is a video messaging app that [...]

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Christmas 2018 Utah Parent Visitation Schedule: How To Reduce Conflict with Your Ex

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: Child Custody|

When it comes to divorced parent visitation, there are holidays and then there are holidays. Pioneer day is a holiday. It’s kind of cool, but it’s usually not a huge deal for Utah divorced families. No one fights about Pioneer Day visitation. Christmas is a holiday. Christmas is incredibly important for most Utah families because it’s [...]

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