emy a. cordano

I am Emy Cordano, a family law attorney based in Salt Lake City. I concentrate my practice on divorce and family law matters; I am not a general practice lawyer. Family law is all I do. Here you'll find additional articles and advice that I make available to anyone facing family law issues.

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Is Joint Custody the Best Solution?2/17/2017

It is often said that marriage is about give and take. Ironically, the same can be said about divorce–especially if you share joint custody with a former spouse. Utah courts traditionally favor having both parents involved in the upbringing of their children. Although it is usually best to have both parents present in the lives of their children, not every situation is the same.  In the end, the court will ultimately decide what is in the best interest of the child. In recent years, joint custody has become an increasingly popular post-divorce arrangement. It has also raised the awareness of the importance of children having a father figure in their lives. Another overlooked reason is the increase of career-oriented working mothers. Sole custody can be demanding. It can be difficult to balance childcare needs while also maintaining a professional and social life. The Advantages of Joint Custody in Salt Lake City Children are often the biggest victims of divorce. When a marriage falls apart, it can leave emotional scars that can last for years. Joint custody gives children the opportunity to spend significant time with both parents. It also provides both parents with an opportunity to provide their own unique

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Signs You Need a Divorce Attorney2/13/2017

The decision to file for divorce does not happen overnight. The journey from marital bliss to divorce is often a long and downward spiral. Once trust has been fractured, it can be difficult to regain. But not every marriage is the same. Each relationship has its own unique set of dynamics and chemistry. When it comes time to decide whether it is best to stay or end a marriage, there are no easy answers. What may be a good solution for one couple may be completely ineffective for another. But there are some common signs that can’t be ignored. If a person finds themselves in an unhappy marriage with little or no sign of progress, it is time to find a divorce attorney that can help. According to recent studies, Utah has the lowest divorce rate in the nation. But not every couple that chooses to stay together is involved in happy and functional marriage. One of the best solutions is to consult with a divorce attorney to evaluate your specific situation. Remember, just because you are seeking advice from a divorce attorney does not mean you should end your marriage. A good attorney will not pressure a client to

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Why number of victims of domestic violence increase2/2/2017

It seems like an easy decision, until it happens to you. Nobody deserves to live in fear of their spouse. Yet, far too many people are the victims of physical and mental abuse from their partners on a daily basis. From an outsider’s point of view, the logical thing to do is simply leave the house and end the relationship. But there are no rules when living in a household plagued by domestic violence. Many choose to stay because they have no place to go. Some abuse victims blames themselves for the violence. But it is important to understand domestic violence should never be tolerated. Overcoming the Victim Mentality It is hard to believe. But many victims of domestic violence do not even consider leaving their abusive environment. Abuse doesn’t just start suddenly. It is a vicious cycle that gradually increases over time. In some cases, it can get to the point where the victim simply accepts it as a daily part of their existence. Abusers often manipulate their victims and blame them for the problems in the relationship. But not every abuse victim is the same. Many are desperate to escape their broken relationships. Unfortunately, they may not know

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Gavin Rossdale Regrets Divorcing Gwen Stefani 1/26/2017

Not everybody handles divorce well. The same goes for celebrities. While singer Gwen Stefani has moved on since her split from Gavin Rossdale, her former husband recently admitted regrets of their breakup. In an interview with the British newspaper The Sun, Rossdale admitted divorce was completely the opposite of what he wanted. “Apart from death,” Rossdale said, “I think divorce is one of the hardest and most painful things to go through.” Rossdale and Stefani were married for 13 years and spent 20 total years together. The former couple had three sons, Kingston 10, Zuma 8 and Apollo 2.  Rossdale, who was the lead singer of the popular 90s rock band Bush, is now a vocal coach on “The Voice UK”. Avoid Impulsive Behavior Rossdale’s admission is not unusual. Plenty of people throughout Salt Lake City have regrets about their divorce. Every marriage is going to have its share of rocky moments. Unfortunately, many act on their impulsive behavior and give up on their relationship. At the same time, there are also plenty of couples that stay too long in an unhappy marriage. It is important to maintain balance in your relationship and to recognize each other’s faults and limitations.

Actress Uma Thurman Involved in a Bitter Child Custody Battle1/20/2017

Uma Thurman has been known to portray strong female characters and heroines in her movies. From Pulp Fiction to Kill Bill, she has never been shy to show her moxie and mix it up with the boys. But now she is involved in a real life battle involving the custody of her four-year-old daughter Luna with former fiance Arpad Busson. Just like her strong movie characters, Thurman is not afraid to back down from a good fight. The testimony at the Manhattan Supreme Court has gotten ugly, alleging Busson had an addiction to prostitutes and threatened his former girlfriend, model Elle MacPherson, to wear a wire to record her conversations with Thurman.  Bussen denied the allegation and his child custody attorney objected when the questions were presented by Thurman’s lawyer Eleanor Atler. The Best Interest of the Child Whether it involves celebrities or regular people, child custody cases can get extremely messy and emotional. It doesn’t just happen to married couples.  Busson also has two sons from a previous relationship. But when determining child custody and visitation, the court’s main objective is to decide what is in the best interest of the child. Here are some of the key factors.

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There are few bonds more precious than a parent and their child. In many instances, fathers take a very active role as their child’s development. But in far too many cases, the rights of fathers are constantly under attack. For example, Utah’s adoption laws call for the consent of one parent. In the vast majority of those cases, fathers often find themselves in a powerless situation. The bias against fathers in Utah involving adoption is extremely blatant. State laws allow mothers to place their child up for adoption without consent of the father. In fact, the father does not have sign the papers. The state’s adoption law bias is so notorious, many mothers from other states travel to Utah just place their child for adoption. The Rising Trend of Custodial Interference in Salt Lake City Divorce can often get messy.  Child custody is one of the most complex issues in Utah family law. In addition to complying with legal obligations, fathers must also wrestle with emotional issues when it comes to the custody of their children. There are many questions that need to be answered. Who has access to the children when they are with the other parent? How much

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