Alimony

Sarah’s Getting Divorced — How Did this Happen, and What Now?

By |2018-11-30T09:22:16+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce Mediation, Flat Fees, Property Division, Uncategorized|

Sarah married her husband what seems like forever ago. That was a time of such joy and hope. Back then, Sarah felt like she was on top of the world and that her life had such potential. Sarah and her husband got through school and had kids. These births were, of course, filled with joy and [...]

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Utah Cohabitation: What Does it Mean for Alimony and how to Prove it

By |2018-10-19T11:50:14+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Alimony|

You got divorced and ended up paying alimony. That’s a common occurrence. Now, you’re still paying alimony, you just found out your ex-wife is living with another man, and they’re more or less living like they’re married. They share money, time, etc., but they haven’t actually married yet. That’s a pretty common occurrence as well. In [...]

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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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Does Mileage Reimbursement Count as Income for Child Support and Alimony in Utah?

By |2018-04-24T16:15:26+00:00April 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+00:00April 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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How Does the new Tax Legislation Change Utah Alimony?

By |2018-04-18T18:28:27+00:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: Alimony|

In late 2017, President Trump recently signed a new tax legislation. It is, perhaps, the largest change in the tax system in a generation. Some of the tax changes will directly affect Utahans who divorce and pay alimony. Let’s focus what is most likely the most substantial change: doing away with the tax deduction for those [...]

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My Husband Filed for Divorce and Defaulted Me while I Was on Deployment; What Can I Do?

By |2018-03-16T10:02:54+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Military Divorce|

Divorce never happens at an opportune time. In fact, it always comes at the worst time. For a member of the military, that worst time is on deployment. You’re homesick, isolated, lonely, bored, sometimes scared. Then, bam! You get divorce papers. You’re supposed to respond within thirty days, but you just don’t have it in you, [...]

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My Wife Filed for Divorce and Defaulted Me while I Was on Deployment; What Can I Do?

By |2018-03-16T10:04:21+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Military Divorce|

Divorce never happens at an opportune time. In fact, it always comes at the worst time. For a member of the military, that worst time is on deployment. You’re homesick, isolated, lonely, bored, sometimes scared. Then, bam! You get divorce papers. You’re supposed to respond within thirty days, but you just don’t have it in you, [...]

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What Is the Most I Will Pay in Alimony?

By |2018-03-15T23:00:08+00:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Alimony|

In Utah, alimony is not entirely straightforward. It’s based on a very fact intensive formula. And when things aren’t clear, people’s minds tend to go to the worst place, which in alimony land is: what is the most I will pay? As we unpack that question, keep in mind that it has two main parts to [...]

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