Underemployment and Child Support

Being underemployed can affect your child support. Have you lost a job and had your child support change? Has a judge stated you are underemployed? If a judge has found you underemployed it is very important as to whether it is voluntary or involuntary. With the economy the way it is there are a lot of working people that are not making as much as they usually do. However, there have been cases where judges still Read More

Protective Orders and Divorce

In Utah, I see protective orders used a lot in divorces. It seems like an easy way for people to grab a house and the children in a simple way. The other side of that coin is that I see them abused and used when they shouldn't be. Because the Courts are so busy it will be at least 2 to 3 weeks before they get into Court and therefore the house and children have been taken from the other parent. Protective orders Read More

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins Attorneys can help you if you have been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. This usually involves possessing drugs, i.e. marijuana. While marijuana is usually the drug that is possessed when someone is charged, it is not the only drug that can be possessed in order to be charged. Possession of controlled substance is not something you want on your permanent record. By Read More

Family Law legal counsel in Utah

If you are facing a family law legal issue the attorneys at Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins can help. Divorce help is hard to come by but Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins Attorneys offers a free consultation in order to educate you so that you can make the best decision in your family law situation. When it comes to family law there are no easy decisions. Use our free consultation in order to make the best decisions. Read More

Good Divorce? Child Custody can be a difficult topic

Is there such a thing as a good divorce. The NY Times had an interesting article discussing divorce and whether it can be done in a good way. The article also discusses child custody and a little bit out the evolution of joint custody in the court system. Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins Attorneys is a law firm with attorneys that practice in the area of divorce, child custody and general family law. Below is a link Read More

What is a cheap bankruptcy?

If you are looking for a cheap bankruptcy you will likely find it. There are many options around from paperwork preparers that can cost below $500 to the thousand dollar complete Chapter 7. Make sure whomever you choose to do your bankruptcy is competent and it is wise if the person you choose does other law besides bankruptcy. At first glance, a bankruptcy sweatshop may seem like a good idea until you get signed up. Read More

Divorce and Military service can be complicated.

We understand that if you are active or retired Military that there are issues in a divorce that most attorneys will not understand. We understand because we have represented active and retired military in their divorces. By having an office close to Hill Air Force Base, we have had a lot of clients use our services ranging from divorce to DUI defense. Some common issues involving the military and divorces Read More

Have you been arrested for a DUI over the Halloween weekend?

Usually around Halloween, the police officers are out looking for potential people driving under the influence (DUI). While everyone should have fun during the Halloween weekend, they need to make sure that they are safe and are not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The other side of the coin is that cops can skip steps and violate your rights. If you have been pulled over for a DUI you need to make Read More

How do you prove Cohabitation in Utah

Myers v. Myers has finally been decided by the Utah Supreme Court and it has given us some answers and guidance as to what is cohabitation in Utah as it pertains to getting rid of alimony. In Myers the Court stated that a common domicile (house) needs to be established and that the relationship needs to have the "hallmarks" of a marriage. The key here is the work "hallmarks" and the use of that word with the Court. Read More

When to file bankruptcy?

This is a good question to ask, because the answer depends on your situation. You need to consider your tax refund. Sometimes clients don't have a job or haven't had a job for some time. In this situation, this question is relevant. However, if you do have a job and you are expecting a refund you will need to weigh the benefits of filing now and losing all or a portion of your tax return versus the benefit of filing Read More