Child Support

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

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

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

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

By |March 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 |March 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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Does a Person Have To Pay Child Support when They’re in Jail?

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: Child Support|

There are some things in life that are difficult to get out of: your cousin’s wedding, that blind date that just won’t end, and child support. Child support in Utah is so difficult to get out of that it follows people to jail (or prison, as the case may be). At first, being responsible for paying [...]

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Can my Ex Get my Separate Non-Marital Property in the Divorce?

By |March 6th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Support, Property Division|

One of the most common questions people ask me is something like this: “can my ex get my non-marital property in the divorce?” In Utah, the general answer is “no.” This is because non-marital property (Utah divorce attorneys call it “separate property”) doesn’t belong to the marriage. Since it doesn’t belong to the marriage, the court [...]

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How To Get Back Child Support from Your Ex

By |January 21st, 2018|Categories: Child Support|

Nothing is more frustrating than going through an entire divorce, negotiating everything under the sun, from furniture to child custody, and then having your ex not pay child support. There really is no excuse for failing to pay child support. There’s a kid. The kid needs support. Your ex should pay a fair share. So, if [...]

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