Understanding Child Abandonment: How Long Does A Father Have to Be Absent To Lose His Rights in Utah?

Child Abandonment: A Delicate Issue Child abandonment is an incredibly sensitive and complex subject for parents. The thought of parting with their cherished children is unimaginable for most. Nonetheless, within the realm of the legal world, child abandonment often arises as a contentious matter in divorce cases and custody disputes. We frequently hear from concerned...

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How to Get an Annulment in Utah

Marriages in Utah may come to an end through either divorce or annulment. The distinction between the two is vital, and this article aims to shed light on their differences, while also providing insights into obtaining an annulment in Utah and the implications it carries. An annulment nullifies a marriage, deeming it to have never...

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File for Divorce in Utah

In Utah, divorces can be either uncontested or contested. Uncontested divorces occur when both spouses agree on all matters, leading to quicker and more affordable resolutions. The required documents for an uncontested divorce include, among other things, a verified petition for divorce, an affidavit of jurisdiction and grounds for divorce, a vital statistics form, and...

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3 Reasons Against Giving A Special Master Broad Powers In A Custody Case

It has become common in recent years for attorneys to agree to the appointment of Special Masters. This development is unexpected especially in light of the provisions for Masters in Utah Rules of Civil Procedure 53(b). It states: “A reference to a master shall be the exception and not the rule. . . . in...

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12 Tips for Preparing a Custody Order

Every custody case is different. Some parents get along, and some don’t. Disagreements over custody and parent time can cause enormous stress for the parents and the children. A well-drafted custody order can help prevent future disagreement and, hopefully, prevent future litigation. Although no list can address all issues, here are 12 provisions of a custody order that can...

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How Do You Get An Annulment In Utah?

In Utah, and in the United States as a whole, the most common way to end a marriage is through a divorce. However, in some very specific circumstances, it is actually possible to get an annulment instead. While annulments are less common, they may be a better option for your specific situation and may save you...

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Going To Trial

Some family law cases go to trial despite attempts to settle beforehand. At Christensen Law, the Salt Lake City family law attorneys have experience with custody and annulment cases in Utah. We have experience with both amicably settling cases and taking cases to trial. Below, we provide some tips for those who are going to trial now or maybe going...

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