paternity

My Ex Is about to Have our Baby; What Should I Do?

By |August 11th, 2017|Categories: Child Custody, Child Support|Tags: , , |

Stuff happens. Maybe you were in a relationship with a lady and things didn’t work out. Maybe you got back together with your ex-wife and things didn’t end up working out. Whatever the case, your ex is pregnant with your baby and you’re not married. What do you do? Honestly, there are a thousand different answers [...]

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What is a Petition for Parentage?

By |May 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Starting the Utah Child Custody Process You may have received a court document from your ex recently. If that document was a Petition for Parentage (also called a Complaint for Paternity), then you have started the child custody process. In Utah, a Petition for Parentage is the document that lets the court know that someone wants [...]

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How Long Do I Have to Live in Utah Before I Can File for Custody?

By |May 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Say you just got to Utah and you want to file for custody. How long do you have to wait until you can actually file? This is a great question and it has to do with something called jurisdiction and another thing called venue. Jurisdiction Jurisdiction is the idea a particular place can make judicial decisions [...]

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What Does it Cost to File for Custody in Utah?

By |May 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The filing fee for a child custody case in Utah is $360. There are also costs associated with service. See, once you file your initial custody documents with the Court, you have to have someone serve your soon-to-be ex with those documents. The Utah Rules of Civil Procedure specify you can't do that personally (too much [...]

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Can I Withhold Visitation if my Ex Doesn’t Pay Child Support?

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Imagine the scene. You're a mom with two children. Your husband left you two months ago and hasn't payed child support. He won't pay for anything, but he still wants to have time with his kids. Your first thought, because it's everyone's first thought, is to keep the kids from him until he pays. This makes [...]

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What Happens if I Don’t Answer a Paternity Petition?

By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

You're sitting at home when your hear a knock on the door. You answer it and find a guy handing you papers. You've been served with a Paternity Petition. The first page of the papers is something called a Summons. The Summons tells you you're being sued for paternity. It also tells you that if you [...]

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