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How to Avoid Legal Trouble When Leaving the State of Utah With the Children During Divorce
If you are planning on leaving the state of Utah with the kids before or after filing for divorce, contact an experienced Salt Lake City child custody attorney Emy Cordano ensure that a provision that allows you to leave the state of Utah with the children is included in the parenting plan.
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If you have packed your things and are planning on leaving the state of Utah during divorce, stop right where you are. No, we are not here to lecture you about how running away from your woes isn’t the solution (in many cases, it is!), we are here to warn you of the legal ramifications of moving out of state with a child before or after filing for divorce in Utah. “First and foremost, leaving the state of Utah during divorce may complicate your custody arrangement,” warns our Salt Lake City child custody attorney Emy A. … READ MORE

Using online dating apps during divorce can feel mysterious and thrilling, yet it must be done with caution to not ruin your divorce case. “Why should I approach online dating cautiously now that I’m getting divorced?” you may be thinking. We get it. You are entering a new chapter in your life, but by putting your newly single life up for grabs and out there for everyone to see (including your soon-to-be-ex-spouse and his or her divorce lawyer), you risk turning your divorce into a complex mess full of disputed … READ MORE

Division of property is a complicated matter, especially if you are getting divorced in Utah, where there is a legal doctrine known as “equitable distribution” that applies when two spouses are trying to divide property in a divorce. Just how complicated property division is in Utah is evident from the number of calls and emails our Salt Lake City equitable distribution attorney Emy A. Cordano receives in a single week. The term “equitable distribution” is confusing at best and contradictory at worst. Many people in Utah wrongly believe that “equitable” means equal, but this … READ MORE

The U.S. government has officially entered a partial shutdown over Congress’s failure to pass a spending bill by Saturday midnight, leaving hundreds of thousands of Americans wondering what will happen to their divorce case during the government shutdown. If you have an open divorce case, you have come to the right place, as our Salt Lake City divorce attorney Emy A. Cordano is going to explain how the partial government shutdown in 2018 through 2019 might affect your divorce case. Preface: What caused the government shutdown on Dec. 22, 2018? For those of you living … READ MORE

Divorce is no easy feat. There are lots of intricacies in a divorce that some couples don’t consider when dealing with the act of divorce. One of these intricacies is alimony. If you talk to any person on the street who has been through a divorce, they will almost always tell you to get a good lawyer. The reason for this isn’t because the person was running away from a money sucking partner, but a good lawyer helps keep the divorce proceedings in order and helps ensure that the division … READ MORE

The decision to divorce is never easy. No one enters a long-term relationship knowing or hoping that it will fall apart. In fact, most divorce happens to older couples which means that divorce was certainly not on the radar, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your story; divorce doesn’t have to be the end of your savings account either. Many who enter divorce may hear of the tragic tales of financial ruin. Typically, we hear the tale of the man who gives over so much in alimony … READ MORE

As you may or may not know, Utah law established a specific formula to calculate child support after divorce . But can you actually calculate the amount of child support that will be awarded in your particular case on your own? Or do you necessarily need help from a Salt Lake City child support attorney to calculate child support in your case? Long story short, you may be able to estimate the amount of child support by using a formula and following specific instructions and guidelines outlined by Utah law, but there is no way to calculate … READ MORE

Many women sacrifice their career to get married, start a new family and raise children. But when this marriage falls apart, women have to earn a living on their own to provide for themselves and their children after divorce. “But what about alimony and child support ?” you may be wondering. In many cases, alimony and child support payments are not enough for a woman to afford the standard of living she enjoyed during marriage. So what should a woman do after getting divorced to earn the much-needed money? In most cases, … READ MORE

Socially, when a child is born, the mother is the mother and the biological father is the father. It is really easy. Legally, it gets complicated. When a child is born the mother gets all the rights to the child if she is unwed. If she is unwed then the biological father does not get any rights to the child. If the mother is wed, even if the husband is not the biological father, than the husband takes on rights to the child as well. If the biological father is … READ MORE

No one wants a break up. No one plans for a break up either unless you are the one initiating the break up. Sometimes break ups are wanted by both sides, and sometimes the couple just wants to test the water by taking a break, but not a full, clean break. If you and your partner are considering a break but aren’t ready to commit to a full divorce, you have an option: “legal separation”. The main difference between legal separation and divorce is the amount of legal liability you have between the partners. … READ MORE