Enforcing a Custody or Parent-Time Order

Custody and parent-time visitation orders can be challenging and complex, especially during times of disagreement or non-compliance by either parent. It is crucial for all involved parties to remember that the orders given are not mere suggestions, but legally binding directives that must be followed to ensure the well-being and of the children involved. At...

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Does remarriage affect how much child support I owe?

Overview of Child Support Obligations and Factors Considered in its Calculation: In family law, changing circumstances often arise which can affect previously established decrees, specifically in child support agreements. One common scenario that we often encounter involves a parent’s remarriage, which can prompt our clients to question whether this can serve as grounds for modifying...

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Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?

In Utah, grandparents can hold some significant legal rights when it comes to securing visitation with their grandchildren. Understanding these rights, as outlined in Utah Code 30-5-2, is essential for maintaining meaningful connections within the family. In this guide, we will outline the legal procedures governing grandparent visitation in Utah, offering insights for navigating this...

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What Happens in Vegas, But Ends in Utah: Understanding Annulments vs. Divorces

Case Study: Scott and Suzie’s Vegas Romance *Scott and Suzie’s love story began in the glittering lights of Las Vegas, where they met during an unforgettable weekend getaway. After a whirlwind of blackjack, cocktails, and Elvis impersonators, they found themselves saying “I do” in an impromptu ceremony at a Little White Chapel. But as the...

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Navigating Post-Divorce Modifications in Utah

At Christensen Law, we understand that divorce is more than just a legal process—it’s a deeply personal journey marked by both challenges and opportunities for growth for families. As seasoned family law attorneys, we’ve walked alongside countless clients through the ups and downs of divorce proceedings, offering support and expert guidance every step of the...

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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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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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