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There is nothing more important than protecting children during the divorce process. While divorce is hard on everyone involved, minor children should have the Family Court’s full attention. Recently, the Office of the Legislative Auditor General for Utah released a report that discusses the protections in place for children during a divorce. They also discussed improvements that could be made to speed up the court processes involved in these cases. Today, Salt Lake City child custody lawyer Emy A. Cordano wants to discuss some of the findings of this audit as well as some of the … READ MORE

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If you have been through a divorce and are paying spousal support, commonly known as alimony, you might not be happy to find out that your ex is living with someone else and still taking your money. This is not an easy topic to discuss, but our Salt Lake City alimony attorney wants you to know that you have rights when it comes to continuing these payments. Today, Emy A. Cordano wants to talk about the alimony process as well as some ways you may be able to stop paying. What is alimony in Utah? … READ MORE

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While we know that you did not get into your marriage thinking that it would end up dissolving, there may be a time when you need a Salt Lake City divorce lawyer . You can count on Emy A. Cordano to be by your side as you work through this difficult time. One common question we get is whether or not a spouse cheating can affect the divorce process. Today, we will look into that as well as review some basic divorce issues that will need to be handled. Let’s talk about adultery When it … READ MORE

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We know that the issues of separation and divorce can be incredibly difficult on entire families. This includes grandparents who may feel like they have been left out. We want you to know that grandparents also have rights in Utah when it comes to visitation. You can count on Emy A. Cordano when you need help with any issues relating to divorce in Utah. When you need a Salt Lake City family law lawyer , she will be by your side, working to ensure you are treated fairly. Why This Matters In many families, grandparents are … READ MORE

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The state of Utah does not recognize so-called “common-law” marriages. However, Utah allows individuals, couples or even third parties to petition the court to recognize a relationship as a marriage, even absent a traditional marriage ceremony. The court can approve or deny the petition at its discretion. Once the court issues its decree, then the relationship is formally recognized as a marriage. There are several reasons that you might have for wishing to have your relationship legally recognized in the state of Utah. You may have split up and are … READ MORE

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Money—you’ve always heard that it makes the world go around. You may have also heard that it’s the root of all evil. But now experts are telling us that money may have a lot to do with your chance of going through a divorce. Apparently, the more a couple makes, the more trouble begins to brew between them—and the higher their likelihood of calling it quits for good. This seems to be supported by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, or AAML, an organization that claims that the number of … READ MORE

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Just as same-sex couples can marry in Utah, they can also get divorced. Utah legalized same-sex marriage nearly two years prior to the SCOTUS ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all states. Divorce is seldom pleasant, but it is a necessary process when a marriage doesn’t work out. Same-sex couples are afforded the same considerations for divorce as traditional couples, and they face many of the same issues during the divorce process. If you are considering divorce or have been served with a petition to dissolve your marriage, our … READ MORE

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Parents who have had their Utah custody orders entered into a court of law \ do not have the right to withhold parenting time from the noncustodial parent. Both parents must obey the order of the court. Even if child support is not being paid or being paid irregularly, custodial parents do not have the right to withhold parenting time. Likewise, a parent may not withhold child support payments because they are being denied parenting time. Sharing custody is never an easy process. If you are facing custody issues in … READ MORE

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Sharing custody is hard for parents but being shared can be even more difficult for kids. Children of separated or divorced parents often walk away feeling like they have no say in where they live and who they live with. In Utah, the preference of the child is taken into consideration in cases where it is left up to a judge to decide on custody—but only once they reach a certain level of maturity. To say that there are a lot of big emotions swirling around any custody proceeding is … READ MORE

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Spring break for divorced or separated couples can pose a unique set of questions and potential obstacles to the ordinary harmony of child custody. Who will get the kids during their time off from school? Details regarding spring break are sometimes hammered out during divorce negotiations, but all too often these issues are not appropriately addressed, leaving the arrangements for spring (and fall) break up in the air. In this instance, it is a best practice to always discuss custody during these typical extended breaks well beforehand to come to … READ MORE

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