Utah DUI Law: 4 Effective Defenses

Being arrested for DUI has serious implications in Utah. You could lose your driving privileges, which affects your ability to maintain employment. If convicted, your auto insurance rates will go up and, depending on the number of prior DUI convictions on your record, you could be facing a mandatory period of incarceration. If you are charged with DUI, you have four effective defense options available, any one of Read More

How Do Retirement Accounts Factor into a Divorce Settlement?

When a couple divorces in Utah, state law requires an equitable division of all marital property, which can include retirement accounts. It is important to remember that “equitable” is not necessarily the same thing as equal. The judge’s overall goal is a fair and reasonable split. If, for example, one spouse earns considerably less than the other, the lower-income spouse might be awarded a bigger percentage of Read More

Utah Criminal Law: Understanding the Difference Between Assault and Battery

The individual crimes of assault and battery are frequently confused or used interchangeably in conversation. Although both involve physical violence, they are not one and the same. To compound the confusion, the legal definitions of “assault” and “battery” vary from one state to the next. In Utah, assault is defined as an illegal act of violence that injures or creates a risk of injury to another person. Read More

4 Steps to Financially Prepare for Divorce

Getting divorced typically involves significant financial changes for both spouses. While it can be difficult to think practically at such an emotional time, each party must accept that dissolving a marriage has long-lasting financial repercussions and prepare accordingly. The four steps below will take some time and effort, but put you in a better position as you move forward. Step One: Hire a Divorce Read More

Charged with a DUI? Take These Steps Immediately!

If you have been charged with DUI in Utah, you're probably wondering what your next steps should be and what your options are in dealing with the charge. You likely provided a breath, urine, or blood test, but if you didn’t, you have extra cause for concern. Utah has an implied consent law, which means that if you refuse to take a sobriety test, you can be fined and have an automatic license suspension of 18 months Read More

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You File for Bankruptcy

If you’re experiencing serious financial difficulties, declaring bankruptcy may be the best option for you to wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start. To ensure that it is the right decision for you, there are four questions you should ask yourself before scheduling a meeting with a bankruptcy attorney.  Will all my debts be cleared? While bankruptcy will give most debtors a new financial beginning, this Read More

5 Ways Your Spouse May Conceal Assets to Get a Better Settlement

Whether you’re preparing for a potential divorce, or you’re already going through the legal processes, you need to make sure everything is being done correctly and honestly. Unfortunately, some spouses attempt to conceal assets so that they can get a better settlement in the divorce. If assets are successfully hidden, the other spouse may end up having to pay less in spousal or child support or may be able to demand Read More

Utah DUI Law: The Baker Time Period

Hire a 5 star DUI attorney (AVVO rated) in the Salt Lake City area. We have the experience you need for your DUI / DWI case. Below is some explanation on the police officers having to observe you before taking a breath test. This is also known as the “Baker” time period. If you have been charged with a DUI in Utah, call today for a free consultation at (801) 475-0123. Before intoxilyzer breath test evidence may be Read More

Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins Divorce Case Update

Arnold Wadsworth & Coggins is the premier divorce and family law firm in Salt Lake City. Below we keep you up-to-date on recent case law. We take creative and strategic approaches that are customized to your case. Call today for a free consultation. (801) 475-0123 Ouk v. Ouk 2015 UT App 104 Facts: Were divorced in 2009 Husband appeals decisions on distribution of marital property, child support Read More

How a DUI Charge Can Impact the Rest of Your Life

Most people are well aware that a DUI conviction is going to cause them a lot of problems, including financial costs, community service, and possibly jail time. What many people fail to realize, however, is that being found guilty of a DUI can also have a significant on the rest of their lives. Long after the fines have been paid, those with a DUI on their record may struggle with the following issues: Getting (or Read More