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Appeal Deadline in Utah: Is there one?

Is There an Appeal Deadline in Utah? Yes, there is an appeal deadline Utah. You must file a notice of appeal with the trial court within 30 days of the final judgment. Admittedly, some post-judgment motions will extend the time you have to appeal. Some orders or judgments are not necessarily a final order or judgment

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Can I Bring My Child to Divorce Court in Utah?

When it comes to bringing your child to a Utah divorce court, the answer is almost always no.  The judge or commissioner will not be pleased to see a child in the courtroom during the parents’ divorce proceedings.  The Court will view the parent bringing the child as acting inappropriately.  Exceptions include if the court has already

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Protecting Your Ability to Appeal Early

If you appeal a judgment that went against you, an appellate court will be deciding your case. However, an appeal is not necessarily a repeat of the proceedings in the trial court. Primarily through written briefs, lawyers point to what the trial court did. They argue about whether the trial court’s decisions or actions were appropriate. The

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Should I Appeal My Case?

If you are unhappy with a Utah judge’s decision in your case, you have a right to appeal. An attorney can help evaluate whether there are good grounds on which to base your case. Unfortunately, having good grounds to appeal does not necessarily mean that it is the best decision. You must consider whether an appeal would serve your

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Right of First Refusal

It is increasingly common for both parents to work in order to remain financially capable of providing for their children. Often, one parent will be available and willing to care for the child. This occurs even though it is not during their scheduled parent-time. This allows the child to spend more time with the parent.

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The Divorce Process In Utah: A Basic Guide

Divorce proceedings are heard in family court in what is known as a “bench trial”.  This means that a jury doesn’t hear the trial. A single judge hears it who then decides the final outcome of the case. A spouse has to file a divorce petition with the court and allow the other spouse 21 days

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The Secret About Child Custody You Probably Didn’t Know About

Custody is a legal status determining who has the responsibility to care for and look after a minor child. This can include things as simple as feeding, clothing, and sheltering a minor. It can also include decisions concerning health care, schooling, and other life decisions. The courts make a distinction and decision on two types

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What are Domestic Relations Commissioners?

Some of Utah’s district courts hire individuals to serve as domestic relations commissioners. These commissioners are not judges, but they are similar. They wear black robes and sit in a courtroom like a judge. In family law cases, these commissioners preside over most of the hearings in the final trial before a judge. If the parties in a

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How Does An Appeal From A Final District Court Decision Work?

Unless your case originated in small claims court or justice court and does not address the constitutionality of a law, the Utah Constitution gives you a right to appeal the final decision of a state district court to one of Utah’s appellate courts—the Utah Court of Appeals or the Utah Supreme Court. To initiate you the appeal,

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What Is A Parenting Plan?

When the court awards parents joint legal custody, joint physical custody, or both, the parents share physical custody and decision-making authority. Joint custody differs from sole custody where one parent makes all decisions and is typically locked into honoring a specific visitation schedule for the other parent’s parent time. A parenting plan can help parents who are

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