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Utah Divorce/Utah Child Custody Update — 2017

By |June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lindsey v. Lindsey, 2017 UT App 38. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's granting of a motion for summary judgment determining that husband's premarital business interests remained his premarital separate property despite the increase in value during the marriage. At the time the parties were married, husband had an interest in a few companies, [...]

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A Day on the Pro Se Calendar

By |April 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

When judges and commissioners ask you for help with their cases, you feel the need to answer the call. In Salt Lake, the commissioners have a lot of cases not involving attorneys. In lawyer talk, we call these cases "pro se" (pro se is Latin for "on one's own behalf" in case you were wondering). As [...]

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5 Child Custody and Support Questions and Answers

By |April 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

You and your spouse have decided to break off your marriage. You're both a bit sad about it, but you agree that it's not working out. You want to work together to find the best possible child custody solution. You both also agree that the children have to be the priority. You've never done this before. [...]

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How to Calculate Child Support in Utah

By |April 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Do you have kids? Are you getting divorced? If the answers are yes, you'll be dealing with child support. There's really no getting around it. (I know because I've tried to get around it a few times at my clients' requests, but the Court will always make someone pay.) And since child support is a must, [...]

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How Does Child Support Affect Alimony?

By |February 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

There are usually four aspects of money in most divorces: (1) assets and debts, (2) retirement, (3) child support, and (4) alimony. Assets and debts are usually straightforward. Unless there's a good reason not to, you split both assets and debts 50/50. Like assets and debts, retirement is almost always a 50/50 split for the period [...]

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Do I Get Child Support if I Have 50/50 Custody?

By |February 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

You have kids and you're getting divorced. If that's your situation, let me start by saying I'm sorry you're going through this. Divorce is not easy, especially for children. The worries are unavoidable. Worries about relationships, about housing, about money. That last one is especially relevant to moms who will have their kids the majority of [...]

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Is Child Support Taxable Income?

By |November 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

There are a couple main questions people ask about child support and taxes: Is child support deductible? (You ask this if you paychild support.) Is child support considered income and taxed? (You ask this if you receive child support.) Thankfully, the answers are straightforward: no and no. Here's a slightly expanded explanation straight from the IRS: [...]

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How to Ensure Financial Support After A Divorce

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Child Support|Tags: |

Are you faced with divorce? Do you have at least one child with your soon-to-be former spouse? Not only will divorce change your life, but it will do the same for your children. Fortunately, this doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. When both parents work together, the end result can be a situation in [...]

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How to Get Your Child Support Amount Raised

By |May 9th, 2016|Categories: Child Support|Tags: |

Do you feel that you should be receiving more money in child support? Are you ready to request that the other parent begin to pay more? While this is never a simple process to tackle, it is possible if you take the right steps. In the state of Utah, child support obligations are based on an [...]

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