Lost your job due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Adjust Child Support in Utah

ADJUST YOUR CHILD SUPPORT | Utah Child Support Lawyer FREE CONSULTATION (801) 475-0123 These are scary and crazy times with the emergence of COVID-19 in our lives. First and foremost I hope you and your family are not suffering or dealing with this virus. This virus has definitely hurt our health, our economy, and affected jobs here in Utah. If you have been fired, laid off, or had a reduction in income you may Read More

Court Closures during COVID-19 | Divorce

With the outbreak of COVID-19 the Utah Courts at this point in time have shut down except for necessary hearings. Unfortunately, as that pertains to family law, divorce, and other civil matters these hearings have been postponed if currently a court date is in place. We have had a lot of clients that have had their hearing dates moved to a later date. This does not mean their cases have been dismissed, it means they Read More

Post Nuptial Agreement in Utah – Divorce

Post Nuptial Agreements in Utah can be interesting, but remember they are binding if they are done right. You should always meet with an attorney when drafting a post nuptial agreement or if you have been presented with one. Here is a small taste of some statements made by the Courts in Utah concerning Post Nuptial Agreement. "In Utah, prenuptial agreements are enforceable as long as there is no fraud, coercion or Read More

Relocation with Children in a Divorce

Should I leave with the Children? By Brian Arnold Esq. & Lauren Schultz Esq. Brian Arnold is a partner at Arnold Wadsworth & Coggins. Arnold Wadsworth & Coggins has offices in Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah. Brian Arnold has recently co-authored a book on divorce that can be purchased on Amazon and through Barnes and Noble. Brian practices in all areas of domestic law and was a contributing editor Read More

Understanding Utah’s Spousal Support Obligations

Spousal support, also known as alimony, consists of court-directed payments from one spouse to another after all marital property has been distributed to both spouses. During cooperative divorces, both parties may come to their own agreement regarding who pays how much. With litigated divorces, the court considers factors such as the requesting spouse’s need for support and the financial ability of the other spouse Read More

4 Situations in Which a Modification of a Divorce-Related Court Order May Be Necessary

When your divorce is finalized, the court issues a legally binding decree that can only be modified under certain circumstances. Obtaining an amendment is not easy, but life can and does change after a divorce, and Utah law allows you to modify portions of the decree to ensure ongoing compliance with its terms. It is important, however, to remember that the party seeking the change must prove that a  “substantial Read More

Understanding the 4 Main Types of Child Custody in Utah

Child custody is one of the most important issues that needs to be addressed and resolved in a Utah divorce. Will the kids spend more time with you or your former spouse? Which parent (if not both) will have the authority to make legal and medical decisions for them? The answers will help you (or a judge) determine what type of custody arrangement is in the children’s best interests. In Utah, there are four Read More

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