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Parents in Utah may be interested in a recent study regarding parent-child relationships after divorce. Researchers looked at the responses from 7,335 survey participants — their average age was 24 — and determined that if parents divorce before their children are 5 years old, the kids when they grow up, are more likely to feel their relationship with their parents is insecure. People who were older than 5 years old at the time of the divorce reported having a more secure relationship with their parents. Of the survey participants, about a … READ MORE

An important issue that sometimes comes up in Utah child custody cases is religion. Maybe one parent practices one faith, while the other parent practices another. Or maybe both parents practice the same faith, but one parent observes particular religious tenets while the other parent doesn’t. In any case, child custody and visitation arrangements should always be based on the best interests of the children. It is completely understandable that each parent will want to adhere to his or her belief system, as well as pass religious (or secular) values … READ MORE

One aspect of our Salt Lake City law practice is to help people who are in abusive relationships. These situations should be taken very seriously, as too often they spiral out of control and lead to unspeakable consequences. Fear is a powerful emotion in the midst of domestic abuse, and you should heed your fear if you believe your spouse or partner is a threat to you or your children. Keep in mind that there are legal means of protecting yourself and your kids, and filing for a protective order is one way of keeping … READ MORE

Every divorce has different circumstances, but the emotional toll of the process is something that will be felt by everyone. This can lead to tempers flaring, angry outbursts, feeling lost, depression or any number of strong feelings that may cloud your ability to keep a level head throughout the long and arduous litigation. It is very important that you don’t let raw emotion lead you into doing something rash that may hurt your side in court, and here are a few things to remember about keeping your composure at the toughest … READ MORE

Divorce can be a confusing, complicated, and stressful time for military couples. However, gaining a general understanding of how this process works, while seeking to identify the specific issues that may apply in your case, can greatly reduce the time, expense, and emotional strain of a divorce. While you will largely follow the same process and procedures as a civilian couple when filing for divorce, there are unique legal issues which may apply result of military service. These issues may include determining the custody of children, calculating child and spousal … READ MORE

Utah’s Department of Health reports that approximately 32 percent of homicides in the state were connected to domestic abuse in 2011. More than 3,400 women, men and children sought protection in shelters to flee abusive environments. Instances and threats of domestic abuse must be taken seriously. Help is available for those who find themselves in these situations. One legal remedy is to request a protective order . Utah Protective Order Basics Utah state law allows domestic abuse victims to file for protection with a Request for a Protective Order. A protective order is designed to … READ MORE

Understanding social media evidence and its effects on Utah divorces During divorce, social media activity can reveal information that affects property division, alimony awards and child custody or visitation orders. Many people in Salt Lake City have heard about recent research suggesting that social media use can have harmful effects during marriage. However, many of these same people may not realize that social media can also be influential during divorce. Social media, even when used carefully, can give away all kinds of private information. Some of this information may substantially … READ MORE