Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce

Divorce is often a stressful and unhappy experience for both the partners and other members of the family. If not handled properly, financial, legal and emotional consequences of the process can impact the rest of your life. You and your partner should, therefore, take time to understand and interpret the laws correctly and consider all […] Read More

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Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014

INTRODUCTION ​The Utah Supreme Court decided Baird v. Baird on March 7, 2014. In this case, the Court clarified the approach to determining whether a party has suffered “emotional distress” for purposes of obtaining a stalking injunction. Proof of the element of emotional distress is necessary to obtain a stalking injunction under Utah’s Stalking Statute. […] Read More

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UPDATED January 30, 2014. Below is a synopsis of the recent Utah Appellate Court ruling in Kidd v. Kidd.  Although, at a glance the district appeared to make a number of decisions that were unfounded or in deviation of proper legal standards, the Appellate court found that the District Court actually considered the evidence in […] Read More

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Fault and Alimony in Utah Divorce

Fault and its effect on divorce is always a hot topic. We have a lot of our divorce clients that ask our family law attorneys about the effects of fault in their divorce. Usually these questions revolve around infidelity, or alcoholism. This question can also be related to drug use, and/or a history of abuse. […] Read More

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Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act | PKPA

The family law lawyers at Arnold & Wadsworth understand that every custody situation can be very stressful. At Arnold & Wadsworth we pride ourselves on educating our clients in hopes that they will be a part of the process as much as possible when it comes to making major decisions concerning custody. In 1980 Congress […] Read More

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10 Mistakes made in Utah Divorces | Family Lawyer

There are ten (10) mistakes that are commonly made when going through a divorce in Utah. These mistakes made in a divorce can be mitigated or avoided. As all divorce lawyers know, we are biased, we think you always need a divorce attorney. The simple reason for this is because there is a lot at […] Read More

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“Holding Harmless” on Marital Debts

It is not necessary for you to prove actual damages for your spouse to be held in contempt or for damages.  If you have a divorce decree you likely have language requiring one spouse to hold harmless the other from a debt obligation. This often comes up when fighting over the house.  Whichever spouse gets […] Read More

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The appellate court reiterated that rule in Utah that a party need not provide documentation to substantiate every part of his or her financial declaration and/or needs. This court has disavowed the notion that “standard of living is determined by actual expenses alone.” Howell v. Howell, 806 P.2d 1209, 1212 (Utah Ct. App. 1991). The appellate court […] Read More

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Divorce in Utah | Parenting Plan Requirement

The Divorce Lawyers at Arnold & Wadsworth offer a free consultation (30 minutes) concerning Divorce or Paternity cases. Our family law attorneys will educate you on the issues in your case in order to help you make a better decision. Our legal team will make sure your rights are protected and argued in any court […] Read More

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Eliot Spitzer | Reports are his Wife wants a Divorce

Reports are surfacing that Eliot Spitzer's wife wants a divorce. This seems to be a long time after the prostitution scandal that forced him to step down as New York's governor. The New York Post is reporting that Silda Spitzer plans on filing for divorce soon. According to the Post the couple have been living […] Read More

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