Debunking the Most Common Myths About “Beating the Breathalyzer”

There are more urban myths surrounding the breathalyzer than any other law enforcement tool. Perhaps your best friend swears she was able to trick the machine by sucking on a penny, or you overheard your coworker boasting how breath spray saved him from a DUI charge. Does it sound too good, too easy, to be true? That’s because it is. Here are some of the more common myths about the breathalyzer, and why they are Read More

Post-Divorce Parenting: 4 Things to Consider When Developing a Parenting Plan

Whether you and your spouse are preparing to divorce or midway through the process, you both need to think about and come to an agreement on arrangements about your children. Cooperation between parents not only makes mutual decision-making easier, it also creates a healthier environment for the children and can lead to an increasingly collaborative relationship between the parents over time. Creating an effective Read More

Where To Find The Best Salt Lake City Divorce Attorney

Salt Lake City Divorce Attorney If you are looking for the best Salt Lake City divorce attorney, then you've come to the right place. Specializing in family law, for years we have brought peace and resolution to families all over Utah. Each of our attorneys possess the patience, tenacity, and comfort needed to guide Utah families thru the difficult and often disparaging landscape that comes with divorce or legal Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce in Utah

If you're considering divorce, you're probably aware of the financial and emotional investment it represents. You're the only one who can know what's best for your own future. What you might not know is that in the state of Utah, the type of divorce you pursue can affect the level of time, money, and stress that you expend in the process. Take a look at the main differences between contested and uncontested divorce Read More

A Brief Guide to Utah Bankruptcy Exemptions

When you file for bankruptcy in Utah, you naturally want to keep as many of your assets as the law permits. Utah has bankruptcy exemptions that protect certain property and/or let you keep assets up to a certain dollar amount. The exemption rules available to you will vary depending on which chapter you file. With Chapter 7, all non-exempt assets and property that exceeds an exemption amount can be taken and sold Read More

Utah Civil Law: An Introduction to the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act

The Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act, or RESPA for short, is a federal law designed to protect aspiring homeowners and enable them to make better, more informed purchasing decisions. It impacts anyone who is buying a home or working in a field involving residential property transactions, such as: Mortgage brokers and lenders Real estate brokers or agents Builders and developers Title Read More

What You Need to Know About the Social Security Application

Considering applying for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration? Here is what you need to know regarding how the Social Security Administration evaluates your application. The first question you need to know the answer to is whether your disability, also known as impairment(s), will cause you to miss more than twelve (12) months of work? If you are not currently working and will be unable Read More

What to Expect If You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Utah

When you get your Utah driver’s license, you may not be aware that you are also automatically consenting to a breathalyzer or blood test if the police suspect that you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. After the officer reads them the Implied Consent warning, which explains the consequences they could face for refusing to take a chemical test, people are surprised by the substantial penalties that Read More

What You Need to Know About Utah Cohabitation Laws

There are many reasons why a Utah couple would choose to cohabit rather than get married. Perhaps they want to see how comfortable they are living together before they exchange vows. Some may have religious convictions that impact the decision. Other people simply feel that marriage is an unnecessary formality. In the 2011 case Meyers vs. Meyers, the Utah Supreme Court stated that for a couple to be cohabiting, Read More

What to Expect from a Post-DUI Arrest Driver’s License Hearing

DUI cases in Utah are actually a two-part process that consists of the criminal hearings / trial and the ‘civil’ hearing before the Utah Dept of Public Safety - Driver’s License Division. The latter occurs because Utah law mandates the automatic suspension of your driver’s license when you are arrested for DUI or refuse to submit to chemical testing under the state Implied Consent statute. In most cases the Read More