A Brief Overview of Utah Child Abuse Laws

If your child has been abused by an adult, or you have been accused of abusing a child, it is absolutely essential that you understand the relevant Utah laws that will apply to your case. Child abuse can some in many forms, including physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse of children. Read through some key aspects of what can be expected in these cases, and always make sure you’ve got an attorney working with you Read More

What’s the Difference Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

When experiencing financial difficulties that are insurmountable based on the level of debt and income, bankruptcy can be an effective solution. One of the first things that one must do is decide which type of bankruptcy is right for their particular situation. The two options for most people are Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, so take some time to learn about the differences between each of Read More

Arnold Wadsworth & Coggins Win Divorce Case in Utah

At Arnold Wadsworth & Coggins we are determined to used current case law to get you the results you deserve. We will evaluate your case from all angles to make sure we are working toward your goals. The outcome of your divorce case is important to us. With offices in Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Lehi we are ready to represent you in any court in the state of Utah. Below you will find an outline of Mullins v. Read More

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Adopt

Adopting a child is a huge, absolutely life-changing decision to make, and it is not only your life that is going to be impacted. Before you take that leap, here are five questions you should ask yourself before deciding to adopt to ensure you’re making the right choice:    Are You Eligible? First of all, are you even eligible to adopt a child? In Utah, you have to be 21 or older to adopt. Also, you Read More

Bankruptcy Briefing: An Introduction to the Means Test

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is usually more desirable than Chapter 13 bankruptcy to the financially distressed, as there are no payments involved and it allows them to get rid of more debt faster. But not everyone is eligible for Chapter 7. Those making more than a certain amount will have to pass a means test to declare Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and if they fail the test, Chapter 13 will be their only option. What’s Read More

4 Ways to Spot Loan and Appraisal Fraud

Unfortunately it is not uncommon to see a significant amount of dishonesty in the real estate industry. Many of the players in the real estate game work off commission, so they have an incentive to make every house worth as much as possible. Because of this incentive, it’s fairly common to have some combination of the builder, real estate agent, appraiser, and loan officer conspiring together to set the purchase Read More

3 Common Misconceptions About Misdemeanors

Most people are aware that criminal charges are generally classified as either misdemeanors or felonies (or potentially as infractions for minor violations like speeding). However, far too many people are grossly misinformed about the difference between these two key crime classifications. Everyone knows felonies are bad, but this common knowledge oftentimes causes people to make false assumptions or spread Read More

Understanding the Factors Involved in Utah Alimony Determinations

Depending on which party in a divorce you ask, alimony may be viewed in numerous different ways—some positive and some negative. Known in Utah as “spousal support,” alimony is a common method used to ensure regular payment from one spouse to another spouse to ensure their financial wellbeing both during and after a divorce. Due to the fact that it requires one spouse to continue paying the other spouse after they are Read More

A Brief Guide to Utah Small Claims Court

If you have been the victim of an unfortunate incident and are seeking monetary damages, you might be surprised to find that the court proceedings can be wrapped up quite quickly. Instead of taking your claim to District Court and working through the mountain of paperwork and lengthy timeframe, Small Claims Court can provide a quicker and more cost-efficient alternative. Winning a case in Utah’s Small Claims Read More

Creditworthiness and the Impact of Bankruptcy

Sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances or lack of resources, a person might find themselves in an immense amount of debt. Depending on the situation, the best option may be for them to file for bankruptcy. It’s not an easy process, and most people have a lot of questions about the impact they can expect from their bankruptcy. One of the most common questions is how their bankruptcy will affect their ability to Read More