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Who Needs a Pre-Nup? | Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law
If you need help drafting the terms of a premarital agreement, our family law attorney in Salt Lake City can help you. Give Emy A. Cordano a call now to schedule your free consultation and case review at 801-804-5152.
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If you are planning on tying the knot, you may be wondering if you and your spouse-to-be should consider a pre-nuptial agreement—known in the state of Utah as a premarital agreement. The short answer is “maybe.” There are some circumstances where a premarital agreement makes sense. Prospective spouses should consider their individual financial situations when determining if a premarital agreement is right for them. What is a Premarital Agreement? A premarital agreement is a legally binding contract that a couple makes when contemplating marriage, and it spells out what will … READ MORE

From a legal standpoint, getting married is easy; divorce is a tad more complicated. One of the biggest sticking points in most divorces is the division of property. In the state of Utah, the courts typically look for a fair and reasonable division of property, and it is helpful if the parties come to an agreement on who gets what. This doesn’t always happen, however, and if the parties are not agreeable to property division, then it is up to the court presiding over the divorce to divide up the … READ MORE

One of the hardest things to deal with in the aftermath of a divorce is co-parenting and learning the new roles that each parent must play as a divorced couple. The state of Utah encourages both parents to have a healthy, ongoing relationship with their shared children. Although it is not unusual for a father to be the main custodian of a child, this role typically falls on the mother. It is important for both fathers and mothers to know their legal rights when it comes to child visitation. Our … READ MORE

The first hurdle in enacting a ban on the marriage of 15-year-olds in Utah has cleared its first major hurdle. A bill sponsored by Democrat Representative Angela Romero has received an outpouring of support from women who were once members of polygamous groups. Romero, who has made revised the bill somewhat from its original provisions, says that marriages of people under the age of 18 are “associated with higher rates of divorce and lower levels of education.” The bill won unanimous approval by lawmakers in February and advanced on to … READ MORE

Divorce is hard on everyone involved, but the hurt felt by grandparents during a divorce is often overlooked. In most families, parents, and kids alike look forward to spending time with grandparents, and in some families, grandmother and grandfather play the roles of emotional support provider for the entire family. Often, grandparents are looked to for dependable and trusted childcare, and above all, families count on them for their love and attention. But what happens when divorce tears a family apart? Do grandparents just hope to sneak the occasional visit … READ MORE

When a family breaks up the children are typically the most vulnerable. No matter how much you tell them that it will all be okay, children don’t understand what is going on. They may feel helpless or abandoned. Our Salt Lake City Child Support Attorneys at Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law know that is not the reality. You and your partner’s choice to divorce is a good decision for both of you. This good decision will be good for children in the long run. It may be hard to understand now, but one day they … READ MORE

In the world of divorce, there are many avenues that you must take before you get to the end of the road. Those avenues typically involve property division, child support, child custody, and alimony. Alimony has been a topic of controversy in the Utah court system. Our Salt Lake City Alimony Attorneys at Emy A Cordano, Attorney at Law are here to help you stay on top of the new or changed regulations surrounding alimony. Because, when you get divorced and alimony is set it can be changed. Alimony is not permanent. If you or … READ MORE

Under Utah divorce law, the division of marital assets between divorcing spouses is based on equitable distribution. This means that if spouses do not agree on how to split their marital assets, the courts will divvy up the assets based on what is fair to both parties. Spouses may avoid the court’s involvement if they can reach an agreement together as to how the assets should be split. Salt Lake City property division attorneys typically recommend that divorcing couples work to solve asset division issues outside of court if possible, but sometimes that is difficult when … READ MORE

Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard had a rocky marriage, rocky divorce, and they now have a rocky post divorce relationship. After ending their marriage that Depp described as volatile, the actor has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard for publicly accusing him of domestic abuse. Salt Lake City divorce attorney , Emy A. Cordano, cautions clients to keep divorce as civil as possible, but sometimes spouses on the other side make that a difficult task when they repeatedly make harmful and damaging statements and claims about their ex. Depp’s allegations Amber … READ MORE

Utah is a happy state with devoted marriages. Because of the strong influence of the Latter Day Saints church, most couples are married early and often. There is absolutely nothing wrong with marrying early and knowing that your relationship will grow along with your devout faith can be very satisfying. However, not everyone is the same, and not every relationship can be saved. In fact, there are situations in which a marriage should not be saved. There are very intimate and personal reasons why marriage should not continue and you … READ MORE