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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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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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Brown Law — Our Story, 8 Years and Counting

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

As we end 2018, I realized Brown Law’s been around for 8 years. We started in October 2010, and have things changed since then. The Beginning of Brown Law — New Mexico The Brown Law story started, not in Utah, but in Farmington, New Mexico. That’s where my wife (Demaree), son (Elliot), and I lived. I [...]

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Steve’s Getting Divorced — What Now?

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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

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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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