A Step-by-Step Guide to the Utah Adoption Process

Divorce and remarriage has created close and loving blended families all over the country. It has also resulted in more and more stepparents wanting to adopt their spouse’s children, strengthening the bond and making the family feel more complete. There are also practical reasons for such a move: adoption allows the stepparent to make important legal and medical decisions for the child, and the child can receive Read More

5 Key Criteria for Determining Gross Monthly Income for Child Support

Parents have a joint responsibility to provide financially for their children, regardless of whether they are together, separated, or divorced. When a marriage ends, the court will order child support to provide for the children’s needs and protect them from any major change in lifestyle due to the divorce. When determining how much child support a parent will have to pay, Utah courts take a number of factors into 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

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

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

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

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

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