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Informal Custody Trials: What Are They and how Do They Work?

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

Let's be honest: no one likes divorce trials. Parents don't like trials. Kids don't like trials. Experts don't like trials. Attorneys don't like trials. Heck, even judges don't like trials. No one likes trials. And the divorce trial process can be long. For example, I am currently working on one divorce case that just went to [...]

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What Is a Retainer?

By |June 13th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

When you start researching which divorce attorney to hire, you'll happen on the word "retainer." So, what is a retainer? It's an upfront amount of money you pay when you hire an attorney that ensures the lawyer doesn't do a bunch of work and never gets paid anything. Think of it as a lawyer's insurance plan. [...]

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Are Utah Divorce Attorney Fees Marital Debt?

By |February 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

I get a lot of people in my office nervous about paying for their divorce. That's pretty understandable. Attorneys can be expensive, although the average divorce doesn't cost nearly as much as many people think. (Click here for the #1 tip for saving money on your divorce.) One reason people are nervous about cost is they believe their [...]

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How Do Lawyers Bill?

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

Imagine that you've hired an attorney and you receive your first bill for work done. If you're like most people, you look at the bill and it's like reading Chinese. You don't know what the entries mean or why their billed the way they are. And your attorney has never explained how billing works, except to [...]

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How Do We Split Extracurricular Activities

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

There are very few things that make you realize just how expensive kids are than divorce. When you're married, the true cost of children is masked and subsidized by the coordinated contributions of both parents. For example, daycare costs are minimized because parents work together to minimize those costs. Then divorce happens and people stop living [...]

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How Do we Share Medical Costs for our Kids?

By |January 17th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

When you're married, you share costs. It's what you do. You need food; the money comes from both spouses. Your car breaks down; you both pay for it. Your kid gets sick; you both contribute money to pay for doctors and medicine. And then you divorce, and everything changes. Suddenly, no one wants to pay for [...]

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The Best Way to Save Money on Your Divorce

By |January 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

I get asked a lot how to save money on divorces. And the reason why is, honestly, divorce can be expensive. If you have more than a car and $10 in the bank, those online self-help divorce tools are pretty worthless. We have I-can't-even-count-how-many people come in our office to fix their do-it-yourself divorces. And, when [...]

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Who Is the Best Utah Divorce Attorney?

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

When people search on the internet for divorce and family law attorneys, they often type in something like "best utah divorce attorney" or "best utah family law attorney." The results that pop up on Google usually pop up because a page on a website contains the words "best" "utah" "divorce" and "attorney" in close proximity. So, [...]

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How to Find a Utah Pro Bono Attorney

By |January 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Attorneys can be expensive. Utah divorce attorneys, Utah child custody attorneys, Utah family law attorneys, they all cost. Sometimes, life hits hard and you just don't have the money to pay a retainer and then monthly fees. In those difficult situations it might be necessary to find a lawyer who will help you for free. In [...]

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