petition to modify

How Do Temporary Orders Work in the Context of a Petition to Modify?

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

Utah divorce modifications have distinct steps to them. First, you start by filing a Petition to Modify. The Petition to Modify lays out (1) what your current divorce decree/order says, (2) how you want to change it, and (3) what has changed that necessitates the change you're requesting. Second, you go one of two ways. Either [...]

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How Do You Change a Divorce Decree in Utah?

By |April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Have you ever thought to yourself, "How in the world do I do X?" (Of course you have; everyone thinks that all the time. Well, I know I do every day, at least.) If your X is "change a divorce decree," then you're not alone. When I started practicing law, I had no idea how one [...]

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What Can I Change in my Divorce Decree?

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

So, you have a Utah divorce decree you negotiated (probably) or you got from trial (way less likely). Now, you want to change some aspects of that decree. Can you? If so, what can you change and what can't you change? The answer is pretty straightforward: you can change anything about your decree. Yep, you can [...]

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What Is a Petition to Modify?

By |April 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Sometimes, things don't work out like you thought they would. We can plan and plan, but reality just doesn't match what we thought would happen. When this happens after a divorce or child custody case, you often have to change around your divorce decree or child custody order. Maybe instead of sharing 50/50 parent-time, your ex [...]

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Do I Have to Mediate before I File a Petition to Modify my Divorce Decree?

By |April 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

To mediate, or not to mediate -- that is the question. (Sorry, I usually don't indulge in bad Hamlet puns, but this morning the opportunity proved too tempting.) If you had a contested divorce, it's very likely you mediated. It's essentially required in the whole of Utah, and specifically required in many Utah districts. In any [...]

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What Are the Steps of a Petition to Modify?

By |April 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

One of the major issues people have with the law is they don't understand how things work. This problem isn't specific to the law. I mean, how many people know the procedure for replicating the Milgram experiments in psychology? Or, what are the steps for removing a gallbladder? Heck, in what sequence does one build a [...]

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