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Utah Divorce Order to Show Cause: Order to Show Cause Checklist

By |March 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

This is the last in a series of posts about enforcing Utah divorce decrees. So far, I've provided the following: The possible penalties/punishments for violating a divorce decree. How to file a motion for contempt (i.e., a motion for an order to show cause). A template sworn declaration. A template order to show cause. If you [...]

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Utah Divorce Order to Show Cause: Order to Show Cause

By |March 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

In previous posts, I've given you Brown Law's template for its Motion for Order to Show Cause, as well as its Sworn Declaration. I've also laid out what an order to show cause is, and the potential penalties/punishments for violating a divorce decree. Today, I'll give you the third and final document you have to file [...]

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Utah Divorce Order to Show Cause: Sworn Declaration

By |March 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

This post is building off my recent posts about Utah motions for contempt (correct name: orders to show cause). When you file a motion for an order to show cause (you can see our template motion here), you have to file a sworn declaration (think: affidavit) along with it. A sworn declaration is where you really [...]

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My Spouse Won’t Pay Alimony; What Can I Do? (A.K.A., How to Enforce an Utah Alimony Award)

By |March 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

So, you went through divorce and were awarded alimony. That probably took some doing since no one wants to pay alimony. Men don't want to pay it because they don't want to pay their ex-wives to be their ex-wives. Women hate paying alimony to support a man they feel should get a job. Now, despite the [...]

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What Are the Punishments/Penalties if Someone Violates a Utah Divorce Decree?

By |March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

I'm sure this will come as a shock, but sometimes, just sometimes, people don't follow their divorce decrees. The most common violations we see are: (1) not paying child support (the most popular violation), (2) withholding parent-time (a close second), (3) not paying alimony, and (4) not following the right of first refusal. The Punishments/Penalties for [...]

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Utah Divorce Order to Show Cause: Motion for Order to Show Cause

By |March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

I recently wrote about the possible punishments/penalties for violating a divorce decree (click here to read that post). In the post, I cut-and-pasted a portion of our Motion for Order to Show Cause. In light of that, I thought I'd post our entire Utah order to show cause template for those do-it-yourselfers. I'll post the accompanying [...]

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How Do You Prove Contempt?

By |January 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Imagine the scene: your ex tells you you can't see the kids on your weekend. Why? Who knows. Just 'cause. And imagine this scene: your ex doesn't pay child support even though he/she is ordered to in your divorce decree. What do these scenes have in common? Well, they're both violations of a court order. And [...]

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