Utah child support

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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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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Ford v. Ford, 2016 UT App 127, A.K.A., Don’t Mess with Discovery

By |June 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Ah, discovery. To borrow from A Tale of Two Cities, discovery is the best of times and the worst of times. Personally, I love discovery. I love it because I'm a divorce attorney, so everyone lies to me all the time. Discovery is a great way to tease out the lies and gather evidence to prove the lies. [...]

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How Do we Handle Tax Exemptions for our Kids when we Divorce?

By |January 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Everyone knows when you have kids and you divorce in Utah, someone's going to pay child support. What everyone doesn't know, however, is what that means for their tax exemptions and deductions. Someone has to be awarded tax exemptions for dependent children, so the question becomes how you award the exemptions. Here is what Utah law [...]

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Child Support for Children with Disabilities

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

When you think of child support, you think of a child, as in someone under eighteen years old. Turns out the law is a strange thing sometimes. In Utah a child for the purpose of child support might just be an adult. Let me explain how this works. There are certain categories of adults who can [...]

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When Do I Stop Paying Child Support?

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

So, you pay child support in Utah for your kids. They're fourteen and sixteen. You're cool with child support (or you should be), but you want to know when will it end? Now, these are kids we're talking about, so even when you stop paying child support, you won't actually stop giving them money. But, at [...]

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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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How Should I Pay Child Support?

By |December 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

If you have a child and you don't live with your child, chances are you will pay child support. If you get divorced and have kids or have a paternity case, in Utah you'll surely pay child support. If you do pay child support, how should you pay child support? What I mean is, in what [...]

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