We provide clients with advice, representation, and assistance in a variety of legal matters. Our attorneys have experience in multiple areas of the law and can advise on what options are available. Since it is necessary for many people to go to court, our attorneys are able to provide representation at all stages of their case—initiation of the case, discovery, mediation, motion practice, hearings, trials, and appeals. With experience in the state and federal courts located in Utah, Christensen Law is prepared to help clients with cases in the following areas:
Christensen Law assists clients with a broad range of family law matters. If your concerns relate to marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, or juvenile court, we can help you. Some of the more common family law areas are discussed in more detail, below.
Our Salt Lake City divorce attorneys can assist clients in all types of divorce matters. Our track record includes a variety of cases including those that were simple, complex, contested, uncontested, settled early, or taken to trial. The divorces we have handled included issues such as child custody, child support, alimony, property division, asset division, and debt allocation. In handling these cases, we addressed related matters such as out-of-state issues, protective orders, and criminal charges.
PATERNITY, CHILD CUSTODY, AND CHILD SUPPORT
If you are a parent, you have parental rights. We can help you establish your rights, pursue appropriate custody and visitations orders, and handle child support matters both for parents who need to collect child support and for parents who may need to pay child support.
Courts enter custody orders based on the best interest of the children. If the situation has changed since entry of the custody order, we can help you seek a modification.
Child support and alimony orders are based on the finances of the parties. If finances have changed since entry of your Divorce Decree or most recent order, we can help you seek an appropriate modification.
Generally, parental rights and decisions trump the preferences of others. But, in certain circumstances, courts will order that grandparents have rights to visit their grandchildren. Christensen Law is prepared to assist in these cases.
In limited cases, you can seek an annulment instead of a divorce. Courts enter divorce decrees simply because one party desires to end the marriage. But, arguing for an annulment is considerably more difficult—even when the annulment is uncontested. We have had success in this area and can help you pursue this option.
The attorneys at Christensen Law have helped clients obtain protective orders and have also defended against requests for protective orders. If you need a protective order, we can discuss the situation with you and provide assistance. If someone is seeking a protective order against you, we can help you, too.
We help clients with disputes or lawsuits relating to businesses, contracts, property, and debt collection, among other things. We can help you resolve your dispute or represent you in pursuit of a lawsuit or a defense against a lawsuit.
PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH
If you are injured or a loved one has suffered a wrongful death, we can evaluate your case and help you pursue damages. We generally handle these cases on a contingency basis.
We can help you organize your business, reorganize your business, the wind down your business, or otherwise advise you in areas related to your business enterprise. We can assist sole proprietors, partnerships, small corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities.
BASIC ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE, TRUST LITIGATION
We are prepared to assist you with drafting and executing a comprehensive estate plan including a will, advanced health care directive, power of attorney, and trusts. We can also assist in administering or probating an estate, and resolve trust disputes.
REAL ESTATE & FORECLOSURE LAW
We have experience with real estate matters, foreclosures, and trust deeds. If your difficulties are in this area, we can help.
Christensen Law has experience handling appeals that arise from multiple areas of the law. We have argued appeals in front of the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
One of our attorneys has extensive experience with HIPAA compliance and data security. He has assisted small practices assess their compliance posture and has helped large organizations implement and comply with privacy and data security laws and best practices. He can also represent you if you are being investigated for violations or advise you in the event of a data breach.PRACTICE AREAS