EMY A. Cordano Attorney at Law
What To Do If My Spouse Has A Salt Lake City Divorce Attorney While I Cannot Afford Attorney Fees?
When awarding attorney fees, the court will also consider the number of hours the Salt Lake City divorce attorney billed to his or her client, the difficulty of the litigation, the efficiency of the attorney in representing his or her client, the reasonableness of the attorney fees for the services charged, and other factors. Get a free consultation from Emy A. Cordano by calling at 801-804-5152.
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This issue is more common than you think. There are divorce cases in which one of the spouses has the money to be represented by a divorce lawyer, while the other spouse is unable to pay the initial retainer for his or her attorney. Clearly, under such circumstances, the spouse represented by a Salt Lake City divorce attorney will most likely prevail in his or her divorce case even if it means that the divorce decree, child custody arrangement and/or child support order will be unfair to the other spouse. Attorney fees … READ MORE

Is there any way to invalidate a pre- or post-nuptial agreement if a spouse can prove that it was forced upon them by the other spouse? “There might be,” says our Salt Lake City property division attorney Emy A. Cordano. “But it depends on your particular circumstances, and, as politically incorrect as it may sound, whether you are a man or woman.” Okay, let’s start with the basics. A pre- or post-nuptial agreement is a legal document signed between fiancés or spouses before or after getting married respectively. The purpose of both the pre-nuptial and post-nuptial … READ MORE

For some people, divorce is financially liberating. For others, meanwhile, getting divorced means a financial disaster. After a divorce, many people struggle to achieve financial stability, and, as a result, get a bad credit score either because they cannot maintain the pre-divorce standard of living or because the joint debt is tearing their budget apart. Not to mention that divorce is almost always an emotionally and mentally exhausting process. Our Salt Lake City divorce attorney Emy A. Cordano reminds readers that even after divorce, creditors and debtors can bother you on the basis of the … READ MORE

Under Utah law, all biological parents have the right to get custody of their child regardless of their resident status and regardless of whether they are married to the other biological parent or not. Meaning: in many situations, even an unmarried illegal immigration may be able to seek an award of custody of his or her biological child or children in Utah. When it comes to child custody in Utah, the legal process for seeking custody rights is the same for both aliens and citizens. An alien is a person … READ MORE

For many people, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and the rest of social media present the perfect place to vent their anger, despair, guilt, frustration, devastation, and a mix of other hard feelings, during divorce. But these people learn it the hard way: oversharing and being outspoken about one’s divorce on social media can significantly hurt your divorce case. There are certain things you may want to keep out of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at all cost. And today, we invited our Salt Lake City divorce attorney Emy A. Cordano for a chat. It is time … READ MORE

Many of our clients ask our best child support attorneys in Utah: “If I am behind on my child support payments, how does it affect my child custody and child visitation rights?” This is the question we have recently received from our reader named Peter. “Greetings Mrs. Cordano. I am trying to get full custody of my child but I owe my ex-wife child support. I cannot deliver the owed payments right away, because I have recently lost my job. Currently, we have the 50/50 child custody agreement but nothing … READ MORE

If you have doubts about whether or not you are a child’s father or just want to establish paternity to pursue your parental rights, genetic testing makes it possible to establish paternity with nearly 100 percent accuracy. A simple DNA test that requires a swabbed sample from both parents and the child is all that it takes to determine paternity. Establishing paternity of children born in wedlock is a straightforward process since it is assumed that the child in question belongs to the husband. However, when an unmarried couple has … READ MORE

Divorce is seldom pleasant, especially when there are children involved. While child custody and child visitation are top concerns for divorcing parents, child support is also a big issue. And even though some parents are able to work out the terms of their divorce to include an amicable agreement on child support, unless the court enters a child support order into its official record, the amount is not collectible, should the noncustodial or absent parent decide not to pay. For this reason, it is always best to turn to the services … READ MORE

We have seen it countless times. A wife or husband shows up at a divorce trial and starts making assumptions about the income and business of his or her spouse, who is self-employed. Often, the wife or husband of the self-employed spouse, who is either a freelancer or owner of his/her own business, has absolutely no idea what he or she is talking about. For example, if you are a freelancer or self-employed, your spouse may claim that you are purposely earning below your potential. “Your spouse may accuse you of sandbagging … READ MORE

“In war, the end justifies almost any means,” Winston Churchill once famously said. Espionage is one of the most critical elements of war and rivalry between nations. And since a divorce may seem like a mini war between two spouses, does it mean that snooping or spying on your spouse can help you prevail? “Far from it,” says Salt Lake City divorce attorney Emy A. Cordano. “In my experience, I have seen many couples go down this path. They hack emails, hire private investigators, and even blackmail their spouses just to uncover the truth and … READ MORE