EMY A. Cordano Attorney at Law
Collaborative Divorce And The Division Of Marital Property
In terms of money and dividing marital assets, collaborative divorce might be a good way for separating spouses to make peace with what they are losing in light of acknowledging that which they are able to retain. Contact an attorney at 801-804-5152.
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Divorces are unpleasant. Couples who once loved each other and promised to stand by each other through thick and thin suddenly find themselves fighting over the kids, their property and everything else. The story is the same for families in Utah as it is for families across the country – traditional divorce through the courts is a messy, heartbreaking event. A new form of working toward divorce is gaining popularity in the legal field. Termed “collaborative divorce,” the new process involves a separating couple working together in a mutually beneficial, … READ MORE

Utah basketball fans with child support concerns may be interested in a recent headline-grabbing case involving NBA star Steve Nash. The Laker point guard, who is expected to make about $19 million over the course of the next two seasons, has said he is concerned about high child support payments spoiling his three kids. His ex-wife Alejandra disagrees, however. She is seeking a child support modification to increase Steve’s payments. Initially, a trial judge dismissed the mother’s modification request, but an appeals court recently ruled that the trial judge has to … READ MORE

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

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 … 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